Painter and teacher, born in London. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1914, joining the staff in 1919. Taught at Willesden School of Art, 1949–59, and was an examiner in art for the University of London school examinations for many years. Was a governor of several schools of art. Showed widely in London, having first one-man show at Redfern Gallery in 1924, also showing solo at Beaux Arts Gallery. Tate Gallery has his picture Elephants and the Arts Council his watercolour of Brighton. His wife, Daphne Charlton, who survived him until 1991, was for many years a close associate of the painter Stanley Spencer. Charlton’s house in Hampstead, north London, was described as “an Aladdin’s cave of pictures”. The artist Evan Charlton was George’s brother.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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