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Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel) (1872-1950)
Artist associated with 36 portraits
Charles Buchel was born in Mainz, Germany, but came to England as a child. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools and in 1898, he began to work for the actor-manager, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, with whom he was closely associated for the next sixteen years. He painted many portraits of Tree, as well as posters, programmes and other theatrical works. As a result of this connection Buchel became well known in theatrical circles and painted many leading stars of the day, including Henry Irving, Lily Langtry and George Alexander. He also illustrated several theatrical magazines.
by Charles Buchel (Karl August Büchel)
chalk, circa 1918