biography of Charles William BARTLETT (1860-1940)

Birth place: Bridport, Dorsetshire, England

Death place: Honolulu, HI

Addresses: NYC; Japan; Hawaii, 1917-on

Profession: Portrait painter, watercolorist, etcher, woodblock printer

Studied: Royal Acad., London; Julian Acad., Paris

Exhibited: Royal Acad.; Salon des Beaux-Arts, Paris; PAFA, 1900; Charles Cooke Home, Honolulu, 1917; AIC; Honolulu Acad. Arts, 1939 (solo), 1946 (posthumous retrospective); Salons of Am.

Member: Calif. PM

Work: Honolulu Acad. Arts

Comments: Bartlett first trained as a chemist but became a full-time artist in 1883. He studied in London and Paris and was well known in Holland and Brittany for his watercolors and etchings. He often chose subjects from China and India. While in Japan in the early 1900s, he learned woodblock techniques and is best known for that work.

Sources: WW24; Forbes, Encounters with Paradise, 207, 232-33; Falk, Exh. Record Series.