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Reclining nude dated 18 March 1966. Paine attended life drawing classes during the year before his death in 1967.
Saint Francis. Undated. Signed lower right ‘Charles Paine’. No doubt the drawing reflects the legend of St. Francis preaching to the birds. Even the fish are drawn by his holiness.
I don’t know which saints are represented. Undated.
Pencil study for Observer Jack Cliff Observer Jack Cliff, Part B Passed for Publication 26 Oct 1942 Press and Censorship Bureau See post March 10, 2018 Studies for baby face John Duke of Marlborough Undated Study … Continue reading
Paine was renowned for his cartoons though he was never, so far as is known, a professional cartoonist. This cartoon in celebration of the New Year could be a scene from The Wind in the Willows. It was drawn for … Continue reading
Undated This is my only record of this watercolour. The location of the courtyard is unknown though it is probably in Jersey and painted during the 1950s, perhaps in St. Helier. Paine made a number of preliminary sketches in a … Continue reading
When Paine returned to London from California in 1931 he ‘resumed private practice and research work’ (Paine’s CV). In addition he was appointed visiting teacher at the Blackheath School of Art*, where the part-time Principal (1929-39) was his friend, John … Continue reading
Charles Paine was born at 25 Charles Street, at Pendleton in the district of Salford, in Lancashire, on 23 October 1895. His twin brother, Ernest, died in December 1896. Another sibling also died. His sister, Gertrude, was born at Pendleton … Continue reading