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Charles William Cain
Date: English painter and etcher, 1893–1962
Biography: English painter and etcher, 1893-1962. A student of Camberwell School of Art and then an illustrator cartoonist for the Johannesburg Star until WWI when he joined the Border Regiment in India and Mesopotamia until Armistice, and entered the Royal College of Art under Frank Short 1920-1. During the 1920's and 1930's Cain produced seventy-four original etchings and engravings, all published in London by Greatorex. The large majority of his prints deal with scenes in Iraq, Persia, Indian and Burma and Cain developed a strong reputation as a major Orientalist printmaker. Today, a large collection of Charles W. Cain's drypoints will be found at the British Museum, London.