George Chambers

(1803—1840) marine painter

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CHAMBERS, George Lawson (1852 - 1934), yachtsman

Chambers, George (1803-1840), marine painter

CHAMBERS, George, the Elder (1803 - 1840), Painter, watercolourist

CHAMBERS, George William, the Younger (1830 - 1900), Painter

POLLARD, George Chambers (died 1954), late Royal Engineers (Territorial Force)

TAYLOR, Ronald George (1935 - 2009), Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce (formerly Association of British Chambers of Commerce), 1984–98

[58] To: Mrs. Mary Wilson, to be left at Mr. George Wilson's chambers in Simmond's Inn, Chancery Lane, London; Kendal, 10 May, 1711

[601] To: Mr. George Wilson, at his chambers at Lincoln's Inn, Chancery Lane, London; Kendal, 29 December, 1712

CHAMBERS, Ernest George Wilkie (born 1947), Managing Director, Beattie Communications Group (formerly Beattie Media), 2001–08

CHAMBERS, George Michael (1928 - 1997), Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Planning, Trinidad and Tobago, 1981–86

CHAMBERS, George Frederick (1841 - 1915), Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law, Parliamentary Bar, SE Circuit, Sussex Sessions

CHAMBERS, George Henry (1816 - 1903), DL; Director of London and St Katharine’s Dock Company; Chairman of Thames Nautical Training College, HMS ‘Worcester’

CLAYTON, George Scott (1922 - 2002), Newton Chambers Professor of Applied Economics, 1967–83, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 1978–82, then Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield


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British marine painter. Chambers was born in Whitby, Yorkshire, to Mary, the wife of John Chambers, a mariner. The family was poor, and George started work at the age of eight and went to sea two years later, sailing to the Baltic and the Mediterranean. Chambers was very small, and he was often the butt of the crew's cruel jokes. But this led him to turn his attention to painting and decorating, and to making drawings for his shipmates. With his talent as an artist developing, Chambers canceled his indentures at the age of eighteen and became a house painter and decorator in Whitby. In his spare time he practiced drawing, copying from a primer borrowed overnight by a friendly bookshop assistant and returned each morning.


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History in Oxford Reference.

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