Charles Calvert (1821 -1877), British

British diplomat, photographer and illustrator. Served as British consul in Bitola (Monastir) from 1860 until the closure of the British consulate in 1872. Before Macedonia, he served as British diplomat in Damascus and Beirut in 1850, later moved in Thessaloniki in 1856 and finally to be settled in Bitola. Charles Clavert produced a rare album of photographs and drawings depicting city and ethnic scenes   from Bitola region, containing photos  of Calvert and family, British consulate in Bitola, and Bitola city scenes and studies of local people in a variety of national dress. The album was sold by the auction house Bloomsbury Auctions on November 14th 2005. (lot number 11E, 450 UK pounds)
Charles Calvert(1821-1877) Scenes from Bitola, Album of photos and drawings, 1865
Charles Calvert(1821-1877) Scenes from Bitola, Album of photos and drawings, 1865

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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