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Charles Lewis Hind (1862 – August 31, 1927) was a British journalist, writer, editor, art critic, and art historian.[1]

He served as the deputy editor of The Art Journal (1887–92) and the Pall Mall Budget. In 1893, he co-founded The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art.

The Studio first issue in April has a cover by Aubrey Beardsley and an article about his drawings. Beardsley’s initial poster and cover design was altered however: a fawn in the trees was removed as too suggestive. The publisher was Charles Holme but the initial editor was Hind, followed by Joseph Gleeson White (1851–1898). Several of the art journals of this period, including those in part edited by Hind such as The Art Journal (1887–92) and The Academy, have occasion to praise Greek or other homoerotic classical themes in art. As Emanuel Cooper will point out on the 100th anniversary of the Studio’s founding (in the V&A Catalogue for High Art and Low Life: The Studio and the Arts of the 1890s’, 1993) the very first issue carried “articles or illustrations which made either direct or more discrete references to homosexuality”. These included an article on Lord Leighton’s sculptures ‘The Sluggard’ and ‘Athlete Wrestling a Python’ and Beardsley. It would continue to promote the ‘Greek’ themes with, for instance, an unsigned article in the 15 June 1893 number of The Studio attributed by Timothy d’Arch Smith to Joseph Gleeson White entitled ‘The Nude in Photography’. Three illustrations are captioned ‘From a photograph by Baron Corvo’.

His first book was "The Enchanted Stone" (1898).

Three years later, Hind became the editor of The Academy and, after it merged with Literature, he continued with the editorship of The Academy and Literature, retiring in 1903.[2] Hind then became a contributor to several magazines and newspapers including the Daily Chronicle, and wrote numerous articles on post-impressionism.[3]

Eight colour photographic illustrations by Hind featured in Days with Velasquez (1906).[4]

In 1907 he married Henriette Walker Richardson Hitchcock (1862-1938), an American from Savannah, Georgia, former wife of George Hitchcock (1850-1913, married 1880, divorced 1895).

His 1911 book The Post Impressionists was described by the Shirakaba group as "a most substantial book on the Post-Impressionists in English."[5] After World War I, he compiled various anthologies and published several books on the art of landscape and continued with his art criticism. He interviewed Rockwell Kent on his Alaskan drawings in the June 1919 issue of International Studio.[6]

He was also the author of "Days in Cornwall", a guide book. His most substantial contribution to the literature of art was "Landscape Painting", published in two volumes in 1924.


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