Charles Henry SIMS

Charles Henry SIMS

An official War Artist in WWI, multi-talented Sims's style changed to become spiritual and numinous thereafter.  Mentioned in Whybrow's 1921-39 list of artists in and around St Ives, from 1920-26 he was employed as Keeper of the RA but resigned due to mental illness; he took his own life in Scotland.

A portrait by Sims of Alan Gordon MacWhirter (1903) and a domestic garden scene entitled The Little Faun (1908) are part of the permanent collection of the RCM, Truro.


Portrait, landscape, decorative (murals) painter and illustrator

works and access

In Cornwall: RCM, Truro (2) as mentioned above


ARA (1908); RA (1915)


Chantry Bequest List: Tate On-line

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p346)

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

RA Directory

Whybrow St Ives (Henry Boxer Gallery)