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Painter and printmaker, born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. His full name was Henry Charles Bartlett and he was married to the artist Olwen Jones. Studied at Eastbourne School of Art, then Royal College of Art, 1946–50, his teachers including Ruskin Spear and Robert Austin. He was president of RWS and a member of RE, also showing regularly at RA. Had a first solo show in London, 1960, a dozen others following, his work mainly landscape, especially the coast of East Anglia. Victoria & Albert Museum, National Gallery of South Australia, Albertina in Vienna, Department of the Environment and several dozen municipal galleries hold his work. There was a major retrospective at Bankside Gallery, 1997; an eightieth-birthday show at Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, 2001; and a retrospective of prints and recent watercolours, The John Russell Gallery, Ipswich, 2003.

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

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