1933 - ?

Charles Debenham

Charles Debenham was born at Colchester, Essex in 1933. He was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School and studied at evening classes at Colchester School of Art before studying full-time as an illustrator 1948–1953, his tutors included John O'Connor, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Hugh Cronyn and Carel Weight (1908-1997) and he obtained a National Diploma of Design (NDD). A painter and designer, Debenham joined an advertising company before setting up his own design business and was appointed designer for The Office of the Crown Agents, for whom he designed, among other things, postage stamps. His work in public information included clients from the America’s Department of Agriculture, Anglian Water, British Telecom and the National Grid to Bowater, St Paul’s Cathedral and London International Boat Show travelling extensively, designing exhibitions. At the same time, Debenham gained a reputation as an artist exhibiting at the Royal Academy also showing at the Royal West of England Academy, Southwest Academy and Colchester Art Society, of which he was a senior member. His solo shows included at the Minories and Digby Gallery, in Colchester; Gainsborough’s House and Quay Theatre Gallery, in Sudbury; and Chappel Galleries, Essex. Charles Debenham’s East Anglia, by David Buckman (2000).

Royal Acadamy Exhibits
from Little Simmons, Oldhouse Road, Great Horkesley, Essex
1980 445 Deyá
         527 Lemon Tree
1981 417 The Avenue
1982 368 Beverley Road
         394 Beverley Terrace
         401 Number 18
1983 431 Victorian Brewery
1984 445 Sunday View
         452 Wimpole Road
         518 Saturday Sights
1985 346 The Avenue
         444 Sussex Road
1986 326 Norfolk Cottage
         1145 Sunday Newspapers
         1146 The Yellow Brick House
1989 312 Harlequin House
from 2 Red Barn Drive, Leavenheath, Suffolk
2015 Doss, Dosh or Dose

Works by This Artist