Charles Cundall

ARTIST

Cundall, Charles

1890 – 1971

Painter, potter and stained glass artist, born in Stratford, Lancashire. After working as a designer for Pilkington’s Pottery Company under Gordon Forsyth, Cundall studied at Manchester School of Art, obtaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, 1912. After World War I army service he returned to the Royal College in 1918, then from 1919 to 1920 attended the Slade, and furthered his studies in Paris. Cundall traveled widely in several continents and became noted for his panoramic pictures, such as Bank Holiday Brighton, in the Tate Gallery (accession no. NO4700). He was a member of NEAC, RP, RWS and other bodies and was a prolific RA exhibitor. He had first solo show at Colnaghi 1927. He was an Official War Artist in World War II, during which time he was sent to Quebec (1944). In the same year he was elected RA. His wife was the artist Jacqueline Pietersen.

His technical facility – especially when working on large panoramic canvases – was remarkable. His pictures are rich with texture, light and movement. He was equally at ease with aerial views, landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and was a master of crowd scenes. His work as an Official War Artist has never received the attention it merits.

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Charles Cundall

ARTIST

Cundall, Charles

1890 – 1971

Painter, potter and stained glass artist, born in Stratford, Lancashire. After working as a designer for Pilkington’s Pottery Company under Gordon Forsyth, Cundall studied at Manchester School of Art, obtaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, 1912. After World War I army service he returned to the Royal College in 1918, then from 1919 to 1920 attended the Slade, and furthered his studies in Paris. Cundall traveled widely in several continents and became noted for his panoramic pictures, such as Bank Holiday Brighton, in the Tate Gallery (accession no. NO4700). He was a member of NEAC, RP, RWS and other bodies and was a prolific RA exhibitor. He had first solo show at Colnaghi 1927. He was an Official War Artist in World War II, during which time he was sent to Quebec (1944). In the same year he was elected RA. His wife was the artist Jacqueline Pietersen.

His technical facility – especially when working on large panoramic canvases – was remarkable. His pictures are rich with texture, light and movement. He was equally at ease with aerial views, landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and was a master of crowd scenes. His work as an Official War Artist has never received the attention it merits.

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ARTWORK FOR SALE

Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Coastal Operational Training Unit (Limavady, Northern Ireland), circa 1942
£14,500
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Lockheed Hudson, c.1942
£2,350
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Tuilleries Gardens, 1955
£6,000
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Approaching the Bridge, 1935
£2,750
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Laying the Commemoration Stones of the New Municipal Buildings – Bristol, 1939
£4,500
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Kipper at Kiel, c.1945
£11,000
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Seine Bookstalls & Fishermen
£3,450
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for the Central Cricket & Recreation Ground, Hastings, c.1952
£3,950
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Excavation in Park Lane, early 1960s
£3,850
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Sketch for Stourport Power Station, 1956
£1,750
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
H.M.S. Cyclops, Portsmouth
£6,800
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Porte St Cloud, Paris
£9,000
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
To the Market, Perugia
£8,500
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Dieppe with Figures on the Quayside and Boats Moored, circa 1930
£8,500
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Falmouth Harbour from the Town Quay, 1940
£14,000

ARCHIVED WORKS

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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
The British Railways Carry On, 1941
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
New York, circa 1950
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
The Duomo, Assisi, early 1920s
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Tobermory from the Admirals Flagship, c.1942
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for St Pauls Cathedral
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Sketch for Stourport Power Station I, 1956
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Henley Royal Regatta, 1959
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Porta Capuana, Naples, 1920’s