Charles Edwin Lewis Green is known as one of the “Lynn Beach Painters,” focusing on Impressionist oil paintings. C. E. L. Green (as he began to sign his earliest paintings in the 1880s) discovered Great Britain’s fishing village Newlyn in 1889, and he painted several delightful pictures of fishing vessels and fish auctions along the shore. He made marine paintings a specialty upon his return to Lynn, his birth place. He was incredibly inspired by the picturesque and atmospheric quality of the country, and Newlyn was an artist’s colony and paradise during the late-nineteenth century.
Green maintained a studio at 34 School Street in Boston for four years until 1895, and then he moved to 12 West Street, a popular artists mecca. For an additional four years he painted at 168 Tremont Street, and then returned to Lynn where he worked from his home at 15 Bassett Street. While in Boston, Green sold many paintings to notable personages, and his work was shown at the St.Botolph Club, the Jordan Gallery at Jordan Marsh Company, and the Brookline Education Society. Green passed away at the age of seventy.