Charles Maurice Detmold

British , 1883 - 1908

Charles Detmold (and his twin brother, Edward Julius Detmold), were born in London in 1883. They were tutored by an uncle who had a love for natural history. At the age of 13, they exhibited watercolors at the Royal Academy and had a portfolio of etchings issued in 1898.

Working jointly on their illustrations and etchings, they produced a book of illustrations for the 1899 “Pictures from Birdland”. At the age of twenty, the twins created a portfolio of sixteen watercolors inspired by Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”.

Charles Detmold suddenly committed suicide in 1908, leaving his twin brother stunned. Edward continued to work after his brother’s death, creating etchings, drawings and paintings, and colored block prints.


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