Charles Ernest Cundall, RA, RWS, RP (1890-1971)
Oil on canvas
Signed & Inscribed on Reverse
Image Dimensions : 24" x 20" (61cm x 50.8cm)
Price : Sold
Charles Ernest Cundall Biography
Cundall was born in Stretford, Lancashire. After working as a designer of pottery and stained glass for Pilkington's Lancastrian Pottery & Tiles under Gordon Forsyth, Cundall studied at the Manchester School of Art and obtained a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, RCA, in 1912. Whilst serving with the Royal Fusiliers in World War I, he was wounded in the right arm and had to learn to paint with his left arm before he returned to the RCA in 1918. From 1919 to 1920 he attended the Slade School of Art, and then continued his studies in Paris. Cundall traveled widely throughout Italy in 1921 and 1923 and also journeyed to Sweden, Russia and Spain. He held his first solo show at Colnaghi's in 1927 and became known for his panoramic pictures, such as Bank Holiday Brighton (1933), which is now in the Tate Gallery.