MATTHEW, John Valentine

1922 - 2001

John Valentine R. Matthew, was born in the Mutford district of Suffolk on 14 February 1922, his mother's name was Cutler, probably the son of a daughter of William Matthew and his second wife Emily née Cutler, who married at Portsmouth in 1909. In 1911, 39 year old William, a labourer, was living at Bedhampton, Hampshire with his 47 year old wife Emily and William's 23 year old unmarried daughter Daisy Matthew and her 1 year old son Herbert and two Cutler step-daughters, Edith 12 and Annie 11, both born at Hayling, Hampshire. John was an associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1950 and exhibited four works in 1943 'In Cornwall', 'The Lime Pit', 'Much Wenlock' and 'Hockley Church', three in 1944 'Killin Bridge', 'Chapel Rock, Perran Forth' and 'Hockwold Evening' and one painting in 1945 from Plantation Cottage, Brandon Road, Hockwold, Norfolk, 'Penn's House, Buckinghamshire' and was also an exhibitor at the Lowestoft Art Group at St John's Hall, Lowestoft in 1960 'Bishop's Bridge, Norwich'. He married at Bermondsey, London in 1952 Dorothy Hilda Flint (1914-2001) and John died at Cambridge in April 2001.