MediumOil on Canvas
Size20 x 24in (50.8x61cm)
About the Artist
Charles Vincent LAMB (1893-1964)
Charles LAMB 1893-1964 Painter and teacher who was born in Portadown, Armagh, Northern Ireland. Initially he followed his father’s trade as a house painter and studied at the local Technical School, but attended evening classes at Belfast School of Art.
After gaining a scholarship to Dublin’s Metropolitan School of Art, 1917-21, where he won gold and silver medals, Lamb settled in Carraroe, County Galway, where he lived simply and became noted for his studies of peasant life. In the mid-1930s he built a house at Carraroe and ran a summer painting school there. Travelled extensively in Ireland, working in the North extensively from the early I 940s, also in Brittany. He was a member of RHA and RUA and exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, including RA, America – including Olympic Art Exhibition, 1932, in Los Angeles – and was given a show by CEMA in Belfast in 1947. Municipal Gallery of Modern Art held a memorial show in 1969. Ulster Museum and most Irish public collections hold examples.
Courtesy of The Dictionary of Artists in Britain Since 1945 by David Buckman, published by Art Dictionaries Ltd.,1989.