McCALL, Charles James

1907 - 1989

Charles McCall

Charles James McCall was born in Edinburgh on 24 February 1907, son of William McCall. Charles was educated at Broughton School in Edinburgh 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). With a travelling scholarship 1937-1938, McCall continued studies at the Académie Colarossi in Paris under Othon Friesz (1879-1949) and in Spain after which he returned to England. In 1938, at the age of 31, he had the distinction of being made a Fellow of Edinburgh College of Art 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 Luise Boedecker (27 June 1902-25 April 1994). Charles married at Bromley, Kent in 1945, Pansy Eloise Jerwood Ward (5 December 1916-30 December 2003). McCall began exhibiting work at the Royal Academy and with the London Group also having solo shows at Manchester, Dublin in 1951, New York in 1955, and at 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'. Charles McCall died at 1a Caroline Terrace, Westminster, London S.W. 1, on 3 October 1989.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 38 Redcliffe Drive, London SW 10
1939 363 Young Man
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
from 1a Caroline Terrace, London SW 1
1988 203 Sewing Night

Works by This Artist