BADMIN, Stanley Roy

1906 - 1989

Stanley Badmin

As Stanley Roy Badman, he was born at 8a Niederwald Road, Sydenham, London on 18 April 1906, second of the three sons of Charles James Badman (26 April 1877-22 September 1951), an art teacher, and his second wife Maggie [Margaret] née Raine (7 May 1879-12 July 1950), who married at Barnstaple, Devon in 1903 and in 1939 were living at 40 Thorpewood Avenue, Lewisham. In 1911, Stanley was a 4-year-old, living at Lewisham with his parents, 33-year-old Charles and 31-year-old Maggie, with two sibling brothers, Alan Charles 6 and Eric 1, both born at Sydenham. Stanley was educated at Sydenham School, where he seems to have adopted the surname ‘Badmin’ and studied at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and at the Royal College of Art, London and at the age of 26, was one of the youngest associate members of the Royal Watercolour Society and was a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. As S. R. Badmin, in 1933 he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 15 Mill Street, London W.1. two etchings 'Burford' and 'Swinbrook Bridge' which he also exhibited at the Royal Academy. During the 1930s, Badmin received commissions for magazine illustration, producing his first book illustrations in 1937 in Clifford Bax's 'Highways and Byways of Essex' and was the author of three books for Puffin, including in 1943 'Trees in Britain'. During the Second World War, Badmin worked for the Ministry of Information before enlisting in the Royal Air Force and after demobilisation taught at several art schools in London, including at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in the 1950s. He married twice, firstly in 1925, Margaret Georgina Colbourn (5 October 1904-1 September 2000), they had a son and a daughter, divorcing in 1948, and secondly in 1950, widow Rosaline Elizabeth Wates Flew née Downey (4 January 1915-14 June 2011), and they had a daughter. As Stanley Roy Badmin, he was of 'Streamfield', Bignor, Pulborough when he died at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, West Sussex on 28 April 1989. A major retrospective exhibition of his work was held in 1985.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 'Aleroy', 40 Thorpewood Avenue, Southeast London
1930 1149 Shepton Mallet - etching
1931 943 Great Turnstile - watercolour
         1173 Richmond Bridge - etching
1932 1109 Swinbrook Bridge - etching
         1124 Potato Clamps, Kent - etching
1933 750 Pest House Farm, East Sheen - watercolour
         756 Abingdon - watercolour
         1260 Priory Pond - etching
from 17c Weighton Road, Anerley, Southeast London
1934 776 Chepstow - watercolour
         976 Westerham Mill - watercolour
         1322 Wareham, Dorset - etching
from 102 Croydon Road, Anerley, Southeast London
1935 1311 Cheyne Row - etching
from 30 Crescent Grove, Southwest London
1936 940 Richmond, Yorkshire - watercolour
         1015 A Surrey Farm - watercolour
1938 786 Entrance to Wapping Dock - watercolour
1939 704 Polstead: Spring - watercolour
         716 A London Common - watercolour
from 2 Charlecote Grove, Southeast London
1948 986 Durham Grove from Wharton Park - watercolour
1949 835 Kelso - watercolour
1951 714 A Smattering of Snow, near Northleach - watercolour
         817 Whitehall from St James's Park - watercolour
from 52 Dacres Road, Forest Hill, Southeast London
1952 971 The Ouse, near Harrold - watercolour
         975 Ludlow: Spring Morning - watercolour
1955 746 Evening: Maidenhead - watercolour
1956 695 Wear Giffard, Devon - watercolour
1957 864 Skating in St James's Park - watercolour
         882 A View from the Savoy Hotel - watercolour
from 'Courers', Bignor, Pulborough, Sussex
1960 867 Flooded Meadows
1964 683 Sunset near Llangollen
1965 963 Hunting in Leicestershire
1966 147 St James's Park: Spring
from Stane House, Bignor, Pulborough, Sussex
1968 255 Gilbert White's Selbourne
from 'Streamfield', Bignor, Pulborough, Sussex
1981 266 Priory Pond, Stroud Valley, Glos. - etching

Works by This Artist