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Carr, Henry (1894–1970), artist

  • Person
  • 16 August 1894 – 16 March 1970

A successful British landscape and portrait painter who served as a war artist during World War II. Carr was born in Leeds and trained at Leeds College of Art and the Royal College of Art, under William Rothenstein. During World War I, he served in France with the Royal Field Artillery. After the war his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1921, in other British galleries and in Paris. He painted portraits of, among others, Aldous Huxley and Olivia Davis and landscapes of the English south coast.

Carrier-Belleuse, Albert-Ernest (1824–1887), sculptor

  • Person
  • 12 June 1824 – 4 June 1887

A French sculptor. He was one of the founding members of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was made an officer of the Legion of Honour. His work encompassed all manner of sculptural subjects and materials, and his naturalism incorporated a breadth of styles: unembellished Realism, neo-Baroque exuberance, and Rococo elegance

Carter, William Nicholas (1912-2001), typographer, inscriptional letter-cutter and Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge

  • Person
  • 1912 - 2001

Typographer and inscriptional letter-cutter in wood, slate and stone, working in Cambridge from 1934, and founder of the Rampant Lions Press.

Made an Honorary Fellow in 1977. He produced many inscriptions and brasses for the College, beginning with the 1939 - 1945 War Memorial designed by Reynolds Stone. Described by Brooke Crutchley, University Printer, as having produced some of the ‘most handsome products of the printing press in this century’, his letter-cutting was perhaps of more variable quality, and not given to virtuoso displays.

In the College Magazine
Article: 'Will Carter and The Rampant Lions Press' by Brooke Crutchley, College Magazine, vol. 26 (1981-82) pp. 41-45
Obituary by R. Hyam and R. Luckett, College Magazine, vol. 45 (2000-01) pp.14-18

Chappell, Edwin (1883-1938), naval instructor and engineer

  • Person
  • 1883-1938

Edwin Chappell, B.Sc., A.C.G.I., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., was a naval instructor in the Royal Navy and a lecturer in engineering science at the City and Guilds’ (Engineering) College and Imperial College. Chappell was also a maritime historian and scholar of Samuel Pepys, and edited several works concerning the diarist.

Chapu, Henri (1833–1891), sculptor

  • Person
  • 29 September 1833 – 21 April 1891

French sculptor in a modified Neoclassical tradition who was known for his use of allegory in his work. In 1850 he began working and studying with a well-known sculptor James Pradier. Following Pradier's death in 1852 Chapu began studying with another sculptor, Francisque Duret. After coming in second in 1851, he won the Prix de Rome in 1855, then spent five years in Italy. His statues Mercury of 1861 and Jeanne d'Arc of 1870 (in which she was represented as a peasant girl) were his first big successes, and led to many commissions thereafter. He is also known for his medals, and led the French revival in the medal as an artistic form.

Charny, B. M. sculptor

  • Person
  • active late 19th early 20th century

M. Charny (late 19th/early 20th century) was active/lived in France.  M. Charny is known for Sculpture.

Chartran, Théobald (1849-1907), artist

  • Person
  • 20 July 1849 – 16 July 1907

French painter and portrait artist. As "T", he was one of the artists responsible for occasional caricatures of Vanity Fair magazine, specialising in French and Italian subjects.

Christopherson, Sir Derman Guy (1915-2000), engineer and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

  • Person
  • 6 September 1915 - 7 November 2000

Master of Magdalene College, 1979-1985

Educated at University College, Oxford, and Harvard. Scientific Officer, Research and Experiments Dept, Ministry of Home Security, 1941-1945.
Made a Fellow of Magdalene College in 1945 and was Bursar between 1947 and 1949.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, 1949-1955
Professor of Applied Science, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, 1955-1960
Vice-Chancellor and Warden, University of Durham, 1960-1978
Chairman of the Committee of UK Vice-Chancellors and Principals, 1967-1970
Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission, 1980-1985

Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, 1969-1978 and 1985-2000. One of the College’s most distinguished Masters.
Opened the new campus of the University of Malta.

In the College Magazine
Article: 'Sir Derman Christopherson - A Welcome' by W. Elkan, College Magazine, vol. 22 (1977-78) pp. 4-7

Article: 'Sir Derman Christopherson: Tribute' by J. E. Stevens, College Magazine, vol. 29 (1984-85), pp. 1-3

Obituary by R. Hyam College Magazine, vol. 45 (2000-01) pp. 8-13

Cleary, Frederick Ernest (1905-1984), politician, benefactor and Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge

  • Person
  • 1905-1984

Benefactor of the College, and particularly of the Pepys Library. A Londoner who was Chairman of the Trees, Gardens and City Open Spaces Committee of the City of London, Common Councillor of the Corporation of London; Chairman of Haslemere Estates, 1943-1983. His interests were the built environment, gardens, and Samuel Pepys. Honorary Fellow, 1973.

Further reading:
Article: 'F. E. Cleary by C. F. Kolbert, R. C. Latham & D. J. H. Murphy, College Magazine, No. 23, 1978-79, pp. 38-40
Obituary by C. F. Kolbert, College Magazine, vol. 28 (1983-84) pp. 5-8

Clutton-Brock, Arthur (1868-1924), essayist and journalist

  • Person
  • 1868-1924

Arthur Clutton-Brock was a lawyer and writer and friend of George Mallory and his wife Ruth. George and Ruth first met at a dinner held in the autumn of 1913 at the house of the Clutton-Brocks in Hindhead Road which wound up from the Wey Valley towards Charterhouse where George was teaching. Ruth lived with her father and two sisters at Westbrook, an elegant mansion, on the far side of the Wey Valley.

He was married to Evelyn who was also a friend of both George Mallory and his wife Ruth.

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