McCALL, Charles James

1907 - 1989

Charles McCall

Charles McCall was born in Edinburgh on 24 February 1907, son of William McCall. Educated at Broughton and in 1933 won a scholarship at the Edinburgh College of Art, where he studied under David MacBeth Sutherland (1883-1973)and Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935). In 1938 he had the distinction of being made a Fellow of Edinburgh College of Art at the age of 31. McCall continued studies at the Académie Colarossi in Paris under Othon Friesz (1879-1949), and in Spain 1937-1938. He returned to England and in 1939 was living at 'Armigers', Offton, near Ipswich the home of the Benner family who were teachers, also living there was artist designer Elisabeth Helene L. Boedecker [Freeman] (27 June 1902-1994). He married Eloise Jerwood (5 December 1916-December 2003) and McCall began exhibiting work at the Royal Academy and with the London Group. He had sold shows at Manchester, Dublin in 1951, New York in 1955, Montreal and Winnipeg when his address was 48 Tite Street, Chelsea, London. Elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1950 and New English Art Club in 1957 where he also exhibited. His work is represented in the Paisley Art Gallery, York Museum, Government Art Collection, City of London Corporation, Maidstone Museum, Usher Gallery and City of Edinburgh Collection. His wife 'Mitzi' McCall wrote 'Interior with Figure: Life and Painting of Charles McCall her husband’s work and their life together'. He died in Westminster, London in 1989.

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