Charles Burleigh painted a variety of
subject matter in both oil and watercolour (the above is an example of
his early oil style in the original frame). He studied at Brighton
School of Art and in Paris. The artist was married to Averil Burleigh,
another artist, and they had a house built in Hove (next to Brighton) in
the 1920s. Their daughter, Veronica, was also a painter. Brighton and
Hove Art Gallery have a number of paintings by the Burleighs, including
a portrait of Charles by Veronica. The family were discussed in an article by Hilary Chapman
in the Antique Dealer and Collector's Guide in March 1998.
Charles Burleigh was a member of the
Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and the Royal Institute of
Painters in Watercolours (RI). He exhibited quite widely at their
exhibitions and at such venues as the Royal Academy and the Fine Art
The above example of his watercolour
style is painted in a manner that was widely used by watercolour artists
in the middle of the 20th century.
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