The Market Square, Concarneau, Charles Bryant (1883-1937)
Oil on board, 20th century. Charles David Jones Bryant was a marine painter from New South Wales, Australia who arrived in the UK in 1908. He studied with Julius Olson in St Ives and exhibited his work, created in and around St Ives, at The Royal Academy between 1913 and 1936. In 1917 he became an official artist for the Australian Armed Forces on the Western Front. Following this, he was invited as official artist to the mandated territory of New Guinea in 1923 for the Commonwealth Government. He was also commissioned to paint the US fleet in Sydney Harbour. However, he still came back to St Ives from time to time to paint.