Charles Kerr

Painter and illustrator Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr (also C.H.M. Kerr or Charles Kerr) was born 22 January 1858 in London. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, the Royal Academy Schools, and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Kerr exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club, Royal Hibernian Society, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors. In 1890 he was elected to the Royal Academy of British Artists. Kerr died on 27 December 1907 in Campden Hill, Kensington.

Further Reading


Houfe, Simon. “Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr RBA 1858–1907.” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 359. Print.


Waters, Grant M.. “Kerr, Charles Henry Malcolm (1858–1907).” Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900- 1950. Eastbourne: Eastbourne Fine Art, 1975. 189. Print.

Illustrations by Charles Kerr



Unslopogaasleaning86 Umslopogaas leaning as usual upon his axe.. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Upabove103 Up above them towered his beautiful pale face.. She, A History of Adventure. New Impression (1911) Reissue. 1912
Verysincerelyfrontispiece Very sincerely yours Allan Quatermain. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Wasitlondonlongmans1900252 Was it a swoon, or sleep?. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900

Wasit31 Was it a swoon, or sleep?. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Weall36 We all examined it, and shook our heads. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Wewere134 We were met by the challenge of a sentry. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Whileshelondonlongmans1900344 While she watched him curiously.. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900

Whileshe178 While she watched him curiously.. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Wifeof8 Wife of a dog of a Zulu... Begone!. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895