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



Averylondonlongmans1900frontispiece A very picture of gentle despair. Black Heart and White Heart. "Black Heart and White Heart" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Averylondonlongmans190034 A very picture of gentle despair.. Black Heart and White Heart. "Black Heart and White Heart" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Avery55 A very picture of gentle despair. Black Heart and White Heart. "Black Heart and White Heart" from Elissa The Doom of Zimbabwe; Black Heart and White Heart. 1900
Awaywentfrontispiece Away went Gobo, high into the air.. Maiwa's Revenge; Or, The War of the Little Hand. 1st UK illustrated edition. 1891

Balekalooked24 Baleka looked up, and gave a cry of fear.. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895
Beforethe188 Before the statue. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Beholdthelondonlongmans1900292 'Behold the God!'. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Beholdthe93 'Behold the God!'. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896

Blackheart82 'Black Heart, you seem to have won the day'. Black Heart and White Heart. "Black Heart and White Heart" from Elissa The Doom of Zimbabwe; Black Heart and White Heart. 1900
Blackheartlondonlongmans190051 'Black Heart, you seem to have won the day'. Black Heart and White Heart. "Black Heart and White Heart" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Bygeorge44 By George!. The Witch's Head. Twenty-sixth Thousand. 1893
Come223 'Come!'. She, A History of Adventure. New Impression (1911) Reissue. 1912