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Charles Holroyd, 1861-1917

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1861.04.09
Place of Birth: Leeds
Date of Death: 1917.11.17
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Sir Charles Holroyd was a painter, etcher of architectural and landscape subjects. He was also a gallery curator and art teacher.


Holroyd studied at the Slade School and later taught there. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy between 1885 and 1895 and with the Grosvenor Gallery. In 1897, he became the first Keeper of the Tate Gallery and a Director of the National Gallery. He was involved in the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers when JW was President in 1898.

Bibliography: (accessed 2003); Wood, Christopher, Victorian Painters, 2 vols., 3rd edtn., revised, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995;