Charles Eyres Simmons was born at Rainham, Kent early in 1872. By 1881 his family had moved to Kingston in Surrey where his father was a coachman. He became a watercolour artist of landscapes, harbour and coastal scenes. He studied under Hubert COOP. Through his career he seems to have moved to many places and has not been found on the 1891 or 1901 census returns. By 1901 he was living at Cardisland, Herefordshire and he married Aimee Emily Swayne in the Weobly RD towards the end of 1901. She had been born in France.
By 1911 he, his wife and sister in law were living at Ruan Minor Churchtown on the Lizard. He later moved to Devon, then the Channel Isles before finally living at Hastings. He died at Hastings early in 1955 aged 83. He exhibited at the Dudley Gallery, Piccadilly and in Liverpool in the period 1902 - 14.
He signed his work Eyres Simmons in a distinctive but difficult to read form. His work is often to be found in the auction houses but is sometimes miscatalogued.
Watercolour artist of landscape, harbours and coastal scenes
Jeremy Wood 1994 Hidden Talents Dictionary of Neglected Artists working 1880 - 1950;
Johnson & Greutzer 1976 Dictionary of British Artists 1880 - 1940