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Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr, 1858-1907

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1858.01.22
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Date of Death: 1907.12.27
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Identity:

Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr was a portrait, landscape and coastal painter.

Life:

Kerr was an active exhibitor, showing in London at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Society of British Artists and New English Art Club, as well as at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Manchester City Art Gallery and Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. In 1890 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, a society of which JW had been President between 1886 and 1888.

In 1889 Kerr was amongst those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May (#00631).

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1960; Johnson, J. , and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.