Charles Henry Turner (painter)

Charles Henry Francis Turner (7 August 1848 – 24 November 1908) was an American watercolourist and oil painter of landscapes, portraits, illustrations, and genre scenes, who from 1877 studied taking into account Otto Grundmann (1844–1890), founder of the "Boston School", at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. Turner was a aficionado of the Unity Art Club and the Boston Art Club, of which he sophisticated became president.

Turner was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, but lived and worked in Jackson, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts and exhibited in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York.

In the 1880s he spent some get older studying and energetic in Europe, later joining the White Mountain School of painting.

Turner produced some fine, detailed pyrographic artworks. On his vacation to the Continent, he was inspired by European and French master paintings and portraits. His adore of portrait painting and outing to in advance French pyrography, led to his fascination in this art form. He created three known pyrographic portraits of European ladies together with a pyrographically festooned oak blanket chest, inscribed upon the lid: "This chest garlanded in pyrography by me Charles H.F. Turner for my grand daughter Elise 1901".

Charles Henry's father was Henry W. Turner of Boston, and his mommy was Sarah A. Goss (b. 28 August 1828 in Hampton, New Hampshire). After his mother's death Charles Henry was raised in Hampton by his mother's parents, William and Theodate Goss.

Charles Henry married Elise Clementina Augusta Hagedorn (b. Stadthagen, Germany) and they had two children, both born in Boston: Gertrude Hagedorn Turner and Charles Mallord Turner.

He died in Boston.

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