Charles Low, RBA, was born in Hungerford in 1841.
His parents Charles and Elizabeth Low lived at 12 Bridge Street between 1840 and 1881. Charles snr was a plumber and glazier, and the business was taken over
by their other son Frederick Low until c.1914.
Charles Low was a notable artist, especially of water-colours, and 17 of his paintings were exhibited in the Royal Academy between 1885 and 1902.
- June 1890 No 1383 "Pansies"
- June 1891 No 1340 "On Mousehill Downs"
- June 1893 No 1187 "In the Orchard"
- July 1894
No 976 "A Wiltshire Farm".
He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1897, and is therefore correctly styled RBA.
Many paintings by Charles Low are held in private hands in Hungerford.
[With thanks to P. Williams who contacted the Virtual Museum with updated information]