FATHERS, George Robert

1898 - 1968

George Fathers

George Robert Fathers, was born at Derby on 17 May 1898, son of Caleb Fathers (1865-1929), a master plasterer, and his wife Harriet Ada née Fox and they moved to Ickleford, Manning Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk where Caleb died on 8 September 1929. Educated at Ipswich and later at Hitchin, Hertfordshire and Ipswich School of Art 1918-1922, under George Rushton, with Leonard Squirrell attending at around the same time, and where Charles Edward Baskett taught him the etching process. Fathers proceeded to the Royal College of Art 1922-1925 studying under Professor William Rothenstein (1872-1945). A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1921-1963 and exhibited six watercolours in 1923, 'Dawn Martlesham', 'Chelsea Lighting Station', 'Natural History Gardens, South Kensington', 'Summer Evening Sproughton', 'Windy Corner, Wimbledon Common' and 'Fresh Morning on the Orwell'. In 1925 he sent his first and only picture to the Royal Academy ‘628 Regent Street 1925’ when living at 59 Redclyffe Road, London SW 10. He became the manager and director of a publishing house where he was art director in process engraving 1930-1940, living at Auckland Avenue, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire. He exhibited at Tibbenham's Gallery, Brook Street, Ipswich in 1943, 'Loch Awe', 'The Sentinels', 'Nunburnholme-Autumn', 'Rest and be Thankful' and 'Summer Morning'. In 1945 he was living in Leeds but from 1948 lived at 33 Haworth Road, Heaton, Bradford where he died on 10 March 1968. His watercolour 'Sun Up' was loaned from the Ipswich Corporation for the centenary show of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974.

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