1890s People - 'C'
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Charles Conder
By Samuel Shaw Once described as “the painter of pearls, roses and Prince Charming,” Charles Conder was one of the most colourful characters and sensitive talents of the 1890s art world (E.M, 681). Born in London in 1868, he had an unsettled childhood. When he was two years old, his family moved to India, where his father began work as a railway engineer.
Hubert Crackanthorpe
By Jad Adams The fiction writer who became known as Hubert Crackanthorpe was born Hubert Montague Cookson in London on 12 May 1870. He was the eldest of three sons of Montague Hughes Cookson, a Queen’s Counsel (the most senior type of independent lawyer) sometime counsel to the University of Oxford, and a writer on ...
Walter Crane
By Morna O'Neill For his contemporaries, Walter Crane’s artistic practice embodied the ethos of Arts and Crafts eclecticism. As the painter William Rothenstein recalled in 1931, Crane “was illustrator, painter, designer, craftsman, and sculptor by turn
Olive Custance
By Sarah Parker Olive Eleanor Custance was born on February 7, 1874, the eldest daughter of Colonel Frederic Hambledon Custance and Eleanor Constance Jolliffe. Her family were wealthy members of the landed gentry, descended from Sir Francis Bacon, and she grew up at their country seat, Weston Old Hall, Norfolk.