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Charles Payne

Full name: Charles Johnson Payne
Nickname(s): Snaffles
Gender: Male
Born: January 17, 1884 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Great Britain
Died: 1967
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions


Charles “Snaffles” Johnson Payne was an English painter best known for his humorous work. Snaffles specialized in water colors and drawings sold as prints which, at least initially, were hand colored by the artist and his sisters. His subject matter was invariably military, racing, hunting, and equestrian scenes. Many of his most famous pictures contrast military life with the peacetime pursuits of racing and hunting.

Payne joined the Royal Garrison Artillery at the age of 18 as a gunner but in 1906 was forced to leave because of illness. However, his time in the Army was influential, as his first recorded works of semi-caricature date from this time. Invalided out of World War I, Payne took a job as a war artist for The Graphic and it was during these years that he produced some of his finest military work.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 48 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 48 Los Angeles Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC County Galway
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