Charlotte Cory

Charlotte Cory

About Charlotte Cory

CHARLOTTE CORY is a London based artist and writer best known for her VISITORIANA - a complete, fantastical, "wholly believable" alternative 19th Century.  A post-Darwinian intriguing universe of reworked, recycled, collaged and montaged Victorian "carte de visite" photography and her own photography combined with taxidermy.  This is a world in which the animals - or "Visitorians" as we must call them now for they are neither wholly animal nor entirely human being - are very definitely in charge.  Her artworks are in the Royal Collection at Windsor, and have been sold at art fairs all round the world, and exhibited in galleries in Britain, France and Germany, the USA and including the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibitions in London.  

There are six books of her artwork currently available together with a beautiful set of playing cards and her images can be found on silk scarves and wallpaper.   The Sir John Soane's Museum in London produces an exclusive range of stationery and homeware based on her artwork to sell in their shop which has a corner devoted to her wares.  She divides her time between Greenwich, London on the River Thames, where she has a big 1863 Columbian press with an eagle on top, and Sancerre on the River Loire in France, where she works on a small cast iron 1832 Albion press, that once belonged to the wood engraver and a friend, Joan Hassall.  It's a Tale of Two Presses...  Cory's artwork is represented by the Woolff Gallery, in Charlotte Street in central London.

Charlotte Cory is the author of 5 novels, 3 of which were published by Faber and Faber and numerous original BBC radio drama series, short stories and plays.  She has written extensively for the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Country Life, World of Interiors, Mail on Sunday etc etc 

A new collection of her short stories, THE LEMON PAINTERS was published in autumn 2020 by a new literary press based in Cambridge, Calque Press.