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About the Artist

Artist: Charles Oppenheimer

Date of Birth: 1875
Date of Death: 1961
Place of Death: Kirkcudbright
Floreat:

Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:
Moved in 1908 to 14 High Street, Kirkcudbright, rented from E A Hornel, then to Woodlea, Kirkcudbright, purchased in 1938.


Education:
Manchester School of Art; Italy


Professional Bodies:
ARSA, 1927; RSA, 1934; RSW, 1912


Exhibited At:
Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; RSW; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Aberdeen Artists' Society; Liverpool


Mentors:


Associates:
W S MacGeorge; friendly with Dorothy L Sayers and Mac Fleming when they lived next door at 14a High Street, rented from Hornel. Helped to found the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society


Bibliography:
Charles Oppenheimer RSA, RSW, F G Mories, The Artist, Volume 33, No 6, August 1947. The Dee from Woodlands (sic), watercolour, 15.5 by 23 inches, illustrated in 25th Annual Galloway Exhibition, Bourne Fine Art at the McGill Duncan Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue 2003. A History of Scottish Art, Bill Smith and Selina Skipwith, Merrell, London, 2003. Kirkcudbright: one hundred years of an artists' colony, Patrick Bourne, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2000. Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW, 1875- 1961, Exhibition Catalogue, Bourne Fine Art, 1990. The Tolbooth and Old Town, Kirkcudbright and Waterside, Kirkcudbright are illustrated. (In Stewartry Museum file) Paintings and Drawings by Charles Oppenheimer RSW, RSA, Broughton House, 1981, Exhibition Catalogue (Stewartry Museum file). McGill Duncan Exhibition Catalogue, August 2001 shows Loch Kindar, watercolour 171/2 by 23 1/2 in. Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006.  From Craftsman to Artist by Euan Robson, Atelier Books, 2012