Born in the Glens of Antrim, 1910. He was renowned for his landscape and figurative work. He briefly attended Belfast Art College and Glasgow College of Art, but was essentially a self-taught artist.
James H. Craig encouraged the young McAuley after judging an art competition at a Feis in the Glens of Antrim during his formative years. McAuley better than any other artist, managed to capture the light in the Glens. His first one-man exhibition was at the Master's Hand Gallery, Ballymena.
Charlie chronicled the lives of the people of his beloved Glens of Antrim for over 70 years. Prolific in his lifetime, McAuley produced a tremendous amount of paintings throughout his artistic career. Rivers, glens, mountains, seascapes and ru... read more