Charles Bartlett, printmaker and painter, was born in Grimsby in 1921. He moved to Eastbourne as a child and attended Eastbourne School of Art from where he gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. He trained as a painter and etcher after first serving with the Guards Armoured Division during the war. From 1960-70 he taught printmaking at Harrow School of Art before moving to East Anglia. Bartlett was President of the Royal Watercolour Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.