Charles Goldhamer

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Charles Goldhamer (August 21, 1903 – January 27, 1985) was an American-born Canadian artist.[1]

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and came to Canada with his family the following year, first settling in Owen Sound and later Toronto. Goldhamer produced art for Eaton's advertising pages and drew a regular cartoon for the Star Weekly. He continued his education at the Ontario College of Art, studying with Arthur Lismer. He went on to teach at the Ontario College of Art and at the Central Technical School, later serving as chairman of the art department there.[2]

Goldhamer was president of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour from 1941 to 1943.[3]

A number of his watercolours appeared in the show A Century of Canadian Art at the Tate in London in 1938. Goldhamer served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force as an official war artist from 1943 to 1946.[2]

In 1948, he married the English-born performer Anna Russell; they divorced in 1954.[2]

He died in Toronto at the age of 81.[1]

His works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Hart House at the University of Toronto.[4]


  1. ^ a b Murray, Joan. "Charles Goldhamer". The Canadian Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ a b c "Charles Goldhamer and Anna Russell fonds". Archives Canada. 
  3. ^ "Past Presidents". Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. 
  4. ^ "Artist/Maker Name "Goldhamer, Charles"". Artists in Canada. Canadian Heritage Information Network. 

External links[edit]

  • Morse, Jennifer (March 1, 1999). "Charles Goldhamer". Legion Magazine. Royal Canadian Legion.