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



Hearkentolondonlongmans1900326 'Hearken to your fate, Hokosa' . The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Heclenched10 He clenched his fists and shook them towards the door.. The Witch's Head. Twenty-sixth Thousand. 1893
Hefound270 He found him lying on the ground, white and still.. The Witch's Head. Twenty-sixth Thousand. 1893
Hehaslongmans251 'He has got me!' I shouted in mortal terror.. Hunter Quatermain's Story. "Hunter Quatermain's Story" from Allan's Wife and Other Tales; The Silver Library; New Impression. 1920

Heliftedfrontispiece He lifted the spear... and drove it down between the shoulders.. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895
Heran92 He ran in upon her and smote her on the head.. Nada the Lily. New Edition. 1895
Heslowly194 He slowly lifted the pistol towards his head.. The Witch's Head. Twenty-sixth Thousand. 1893
Hokosaislondonlongmans1900407 Hokosa is lifted up.. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900

Hokosais280 Hokosa is lifted up.. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Hokosaislondonlongmans1900401 Hokosa is taken.. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900
Hosokais271 Hokosa is taken.. The Wizard. 1st US edition. 1896
Hokosaon388 Hokosa on the Wall.. The Wizard. "The Wizard" from Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories. 1900