Charles Vincent Lamb (1893-1964) was born in Portadown, Co. Armagh and worked as a house painter before teaching art and painting professionally. Studying first at the local Technical School, he took evening classes at the Belfast School of Art until he was granted a scholarship to Dublin’s Metropolitan School of Art. He had a deep affinity for the West of Ireland, travelling around the area painting and living for many years in Carraroe, Co. Galway where he ran a summer painting school.
Lamb became a member of the RHA and RUA exhibiting widely throughout Ireland and America, including at the Olympic Art Exhibition in Los Angeles (1932). A memorial show was held in his honour in 1969 in the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art and many of his works are held in Irish public museums.