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Charles Cundall
(1890 — 1971)

Born in Lancashire, Cundall began his artistic career working as a designer for Pilkington’s Lancastrian Pottery & Tiles under Gordon Forsyth. His studies at the Manchester School of Art gained him a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in 1912. Sadly Cundall was wounded in his right arm during World War I and he had to adapt to painting with his left arm before his return to the RCA in 1918. After completing his degree at the Slade School of Art, Cundall travelled extensively throughout Europe visiting Italy, Spain, Sweden and Russia. Cundall returned to hold his first solo exhibition in 1927 at Colnaghi’s. Cundall was greatly influenced by his time in the army and many of his World War pieces have been shown at the National Gallery. Cundall was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and contributed as a member to the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. His works can now be seen and appreciated in the Imperial War Museum, the RAF Museum, the Southampton City Art Gallery among other in Britain.