Charles McAuley was born near Cushendall, Co Antrim. He was awarded the premier award for Celtic Design at the 1929 Feis na nGleann by James Humbert Craig, who suggested McAuley submit work to the Royal Hibernian Academy. He continued to exhibit his work sporadically at the RHA and the RUA from 1933 to 1965. His work was featured in a 1984 publication by the Glens of Antrim Historical Society, coupled with poems about the Glens by John Hewitt.
He is considered to be an authentic regional artist, prefering to depict his native landscape of the Glens of Antrim, rather than follow modern art movements.
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Queen's University, Belfast
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