Charles Lamb (1893 - 1964):
Charles Lamb was born in Portadown, County Armagh and was educated at Portadown Technical School. He was apprenticed to his father, who was a painter and decorator, and in 1913 he attended evening classes at the Belfast School of Art. He won a scholarship to the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin in 1917. He began to exhibit in the Royal Hibernian Academy and was elected as a member in 1938. He is known for his paintings of Carraroe in the Connemara Gaeltacht, where he settled permanently. He lived for one year in Brittany, and spent another year painting in the Aran Islands. He had an exhibition in New York in 1929 and was represented in the Irish Exhibition in Brussels. He illustrated Mairtin O Cadhain's book Cre na Cille and exhibited in Los Angeles and Chicago and at the Royal Academy.