Charles Bartlett, RWS, RE (1921-2014) was a well-known painter and printmaker, noted especially for his East Anglian coastal subjects. Born in Grimsby, he studied at Eastbourne School of Art 1937-40 and after war service he took up a scholarship at the Royal College of Art under Robert Austin 1946-49. Charles Bartlett exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy from 1948, and also with the Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal Society of British Artists, the New English Art Club, and the London Group. He was elected an Associate of the RWS in 1959, a full member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers in 1961, a full member of the RWS in 1970, and he was President of the RWS from 1987-92. In 1960-70 he taught printmaking at Harrow School of Art. His work is held in many public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum. He lived in London for some years and latterly in East Anglia.