Charles BRYANT

Charles David Jones BRYANT ROI, RBA

A marine painter from New South Wales, Bryant arrived in the UK in 1908.  He studied with Julius OLSSON in St Ives and exhibited his work created around St Ives scenery at RA (1913-36).  A coloured plate of his painting, The Thames at Westminster, is included in Tovey 2009 at p242. He exhibited extensively in London and elsewhere.

In 1917 he became an official artist for the Australian Armed Forces on the Western Front. Following this, he was invited as official artist to the mandated territory of New Guinea in 1923 for the Commonwealth Government. He was also commissioned to paint the US fleet in Sydney Harbour. However, he still came back to St Ives from time to time (elected to STISA 1932), as can be seen in his show record and locally titled works.



Painter of marine subjects

works and access

Works include: Landing fish at St Ives; The Quarry; The Quay (1913); St Ives Harbour scene (1917)

Access to: Chapel Rock, Perranporth (1897); The Market Square, Concarneau at Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro


 RBA (30); ROI (52)

RA (15) 1913, 1933, 1935, 1936

St Ives  March 1911, Summer 1913 Permanent exhibition

Lanham's June 1917



London Sketch Club (President 1933)



St Ives Times 25 Mar 1911, 1 Aug 1913, 29 Jun 1917


Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p316)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Mallett's Index

Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Collections

Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960)

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash

Tovey (2009) St Ives: Social History

Whybrow (1994) St Ives

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