FATHERS, George Robert

1898 - 1968

George Fathers

George Robert Fathers was born at Derby on 17 May 1898, son of Caleb Fathers (1865-8 September 1929), a master plasterer, and his wife Harriet Ada née Fox (1867-1959), who married at Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1895. They moved to Ickleford, Manning Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk where Caleb died in 1929. George was educated at Hitchin and at Ipswich, studying at the Ipswich School of Art 1918-1922, under George Rushton and Charles Edward Baskett who taught him the etching process, at the time that Leonard Squirrell was also studying. Fathers proceeded to the Royal College of Art 1922-1925 studying under Professor William Rothenstein (1872-1945). He exhibited at the Royal Academy and was 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' and he exhibited at Tibbenham's Gallery, Brook Street, Ipswich in 1943, 'Loch Awe', 'The Sentinels', 'Nunburnholme-Autumn', 'Rest and be Thankful' and 'Summer Morning'. George 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. In 1945 he was living in Leeds but from 1948 George Robert Fathers 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.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 59 Redclyffe Road, London SW 10
1925 628 Regent Street 1925




Works by This Artist