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 Society.
The example on the left is of his watercolour style painted in a manner that was widely used by watercolour artists in the middle of the 20th century.
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