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



Comebacklondonlongmans1900330 'Come back,' he said, 'and listen!'. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Comeback155 'Come back,' he said, 'and listen!'. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Ernestdid224 Ernest did a brave thing.. The Witch's Head. Twenty-sixth Thousand. 1893
Followme99 'Follow me, children of Nala!'. Maiwa's Revenge; Or, The War of the Little Hand. 1st UK illustrated edition. 1891

Galazisat266 Galazi sat on the lap of the Stone Witch Greysnout whined at his side. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895
Godbless274 God bless you all. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Groundplan162 Ground plan of the temple of the sun. Allan Quatermain. New Edition. 1888
Hafelathelondonlongmans1900395 Hafela the prince, and at his side stood Noma.. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900

Hafelathe259 Hafela the prince, and at his side stood Noma.. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Halfanlondonlongmans1900245 Half an hour later John stands before him.. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Halfan20 Half an hour later John stands before him.. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Hearkentofrontispiece 'Hearken to your fate, Hokosa.'. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896