BLOWERS, Bernard Alfred

1904 - 1990

Bernard Alfred Blowers was born at Ipswich on 27 November 1904, one of the nine surviving of the twelve children of Frederick Blowers (1864-1952), a market gardener, and his wife Jane née Smith (1866-1944), who married at Ipswich in 1887. In 1911, Bernard was a 6-year-old, living at 3 Parliament Road, Ipswich with his parents, 48-year-old Frederick and 46-year-old Jane, with four siblings, Bertrand 13, Gertrude 11, Ernest 3 and Zena Vera 1 and in 1921 was training for the Navy at H.M. Training Establishment, Shotley, Suffolk. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1948, exhibiting from 687 Foxhall Road, Ipswich in 1943, 'Chinese Centenarian', 'Malayan Fisher Girl', 'The Great Torsii, Miyanjina, Japan' and 'Tokiko and Morneji' and in 1945 four paintings 'Lady of Nippon', 'Sculpture', 'Cherry Blossom' and 'Japanese Village Scene'. A radio supervisor in the Royal Air Force, Bernard Alfred Blowers died at 14 Walsingham Court, Winchester Way, Ipswich on 28 December 1990.