Eric William Challis

A Southend artist

The painting is just signed “Challis”, but I am confident that this is by the Southend artist  Eric William Challis (28 February 1920 -20 January 2011).  If you can add to our knowledge or have pictures of Benfleet by this artist, please get in touch.

Benfleet Creek looking towards Coryton

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  • I have a watercolour by Eric Challis ‘Sara Racing’ the signature is the same. I also have his address in Southend but will not disclose, indeed from Southend

    By Mark Overton (01/05/2023)
  • I have a watercolour of buildings on the edge of the sea with a sailing vessel moored alongside. The signature is exactly the same :
    Picture was bought some 8 years ago at an auction in Penzance, Cornwall.

    By Fred Simeons (16/12/2021)
  • I found an oil picture at auction signed Challis, Flatford lock, medium is oil.

    By John Mcmillan (08/12/2021)
  • Hello, I have two watercolour paintings of moored up boats which I recently found in the retro shop in Smarden, Kent.

    Editor: Joanna, if you would like to send us scans or photos of the paintings we could add them to the page.

    By joanna ashby (08/11/2020)
  • I worked with Eric on the Co-op late 70s. In April ’79 my father died but loved Old Leigh. As a xmas present for mum that year he painted me the cockle boats , she still has it.
    What happened to the paintings in Southend hospital corridor?

    By Keith Izard (14/03/2019)
  • How can I help you?  I am Eric’s daughter – sadly he died three years ago.  I also paint where you can find my contact details.
    Best wishes

    By Hazel Theobald, nee Challis (23/05/2014)
  • I have two watercolour paintings from that artist.

    By John Liontos, Greece (07/03/2014)

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