Charles Pears/Chas Pears(b.1873; d.1958)

Charles Pears was an English painter, who was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire, on 9 September 1873. He was educated at East Hardwick and Pomfret College. Throughout his career he tended to specialise in marine scenes and was later appointed the first president of the Society of Naval Artists, remaining a lifelong admirer of Canaletto. Pears also worked continuously as an illustrator, contributing to The Yellow Book, the Illustrated London News, Punch, The Graphic and other…