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Charles Ginner
Dates: French, 1878 - 1952
Biographical Account:

Charles Ginner was a painter and key figure in the Camden Town Group.

 

He was born in Cannes in the south of France in 1878. He studied at the Institut Stanislas in Cannes and from a young age wanted to become a painter, even though his parents did not approve. He went on to study at the √ącole des Beaux Arts. Ginner moved to London in 1910, where he became friends with Harold Gilman and Spencer Gore.

 

He was a key member of the Camden Town Group. The group was a selection of English Post Impressionists including: Walter Sickert, Harold Gilman, Spencer Gore, Lucien Pissarro, Wyndham Lewis, Walter Bayes and Augustus John.

 

Ginner was an Official War Artist during the Second World War, specialising in painting harbour scenes and the bomb damaged buildings of London.

 

He died in London in January 1952.

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