CONDER, Charles

Charles Conder   British 1868-1909

Painter. He was born in London and a descendent of Roubiliac, the sculptor. He was taken to India as a child and sent home in 1873. At the age of 17 he went to New South Wales to join his uncle and began painting. While there he also worked for the Illustrated Sydney News. In 1890 he returned to Europe and studied at the Académie Julian and Louvre in Paris. He joined the New English Art club and exhibited there regularly and at the Carfax gallery until his untimely death.

Charles Conder was a landscape and portrait painter also a lithographer of figure studies. Apart from two very rare etchings he produced 33 lithographs. These were frequently printed in Sanguine and sometimes on silk. Sometimes these designs were used on fans.

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