Charles Carlton & Son


Photograph of lithograph portrait of Charles Carlson

Charles Carlton (d. 1933) entered into business with his father, also called Charles, in 1883 as Charles Carlton & Son. 1 . Charles senior had previously been in partnership with H. L. Anderson, later of the firm H. L. Anderson & Co.. Charles Carlton & Son won the contract for painting the dome and main avenue of the 1888 International Exhibition building and the Industrial Hall for the 1901 International Exhibition. 2 Other commissions included the redecoration of Ardrossan Parish Church and work on the Municipal Chambers, the Mitchell Library and the City Hall 3 Charles Carlton was elected to Glasgow Corporation as member for Blythswood Ward in 1911, and served as convener of the Committee on Art Galleries and Museums. He was vice president of the architectural section of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow, and a member of the Glasgow Art Club and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, as well as the Conservative Club and the Royal Clyde Yacht Club. 4

B/W Advertisement for Charles Carlton & Sons, 'Glasgow Building Trades Exchange', 1896, p. 149


1: Glasgow Herald, 5 February 1883, p. 1.

2: Glasgow Herald, 28 January 1888, p. 3 and 18 December 1900, p. 4.

3: Glasgow Herald, 27 August 1884, p. 7 and 29 December 1933, p. 1.

4: Glasgow Herald, 29 December 1933, p. 1.