Charles Napier Hemy

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"Waiting", an 1895 painting by Charles Napier Hemy

Charles Napier Hemy RA (Newcastle-on-Tyne 24 May 1841 – 30 September 1917 Falmouth) was a British painter best known for his marine paintings and his two paintings in the Tate collections.

He was born to a musical family in Newcastle-on-Tyne[1] and his two brothers, Thomas and Bernard, were also painters. He trained in the Government School of Design, Newcastle, followed by the Antwerp Academy and the studio of Baron Leys. He returned to London in the 1870s and in 1881 moved to the coastal town of Falmouth in Cornwall. He produced painted figure and landscapes, but is best known works are Pilchards (1897) and London River (1904) which are in the Tate collections. Elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1898 and an Academician in 1910, he was also honoured as an Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1890 and became a full member in 1897. He died in Falmouth on 30 September 1917.[2]

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  1. ^ Grove Art article by Andrew Greg
  2. ^ "The History of Cornwall in 100 Objects". Western Morning News. 27 July 2011, p. 13.
  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hemy, Charles Napier". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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