PRINCE, Louis Stanley Maurice

1894 - 1985

Louis Stanley Maurice Prince was born at Factory Lane, Halstead, Essex on 26 September 1894, youngest of the two sons of the three children of George Edwin Prince (27 November 1863-11 January 1947), assistant manager in Courtauld's Silk Works, and his first wife Elizabeth née Rollison (1863-1932), who married at Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1886. In 1911, Louis was a 16-year-old scholar, living at 94 Platt Street, Leigh, Lancashire with his parents, 47-year-old George and 47-year-old Elizabeth, with two siblings, Alice 23 and Albert Edward 21 who were both born at Macclesfield; at the time of Louis's birth his father had worked at Courtauld's silk words at Halstead for several years before returning to Macclesfield. Louis studied at Manchester School of Art and after teaching art in London, became head of Colchester School of Art in 1926 and in 1929 began his 18 years as head of Woolwich School of Art and after the Second World War a member of the Art Inspectorate for London. A watercolour landscape painter, an Associate of the Royal College of Art and exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery; the New English Art Club and the Royal Academy and held his first local exhibition at Sudbury's Quay Theatre Gallery in July 1984, when he was aged 90. He married at West Ham, Essex in 1923, Jessie Heyworth Counsell (16 August 1895-2 April 1971), and had two sons, Hugh Counsell (1927-2013) and Mark Prince. In 1939, headmaster of a school of art, living at 105 Loose Road, Maidstone, Kent while his wife, owing to the war, remained at The Furze, Middleton, Suffolk. A skilled calligrapher who penned Sudbury's 'Loyal and Dutiful Address' to the Queen on her Silver Jubilee in 1977. Louis Stanley Maurice Prince lived at The Furze, Middleton, near Sudbury where he died on 29 September 1985.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 13 Hermon Hill, Wanstead
1926 690 Roundabouts and Swings - watercolour
from Old House, Stanway, Colchester, Essex
1928 832 Kersey - watercolour
         937 Old Hastings - watercolour
1929 639 Prague - watercolour
from 27 Green Lane, New Eltham
1930 700 Mala Strana, Prague - watercolour
1931 963 Cove, Alum Bay - watercolour
1932 683 Eltham Palace - watercolour
         775 Tennyson Down - watercolour
from Woolwich Polytechnic
1933 803 Greenwich - watercolour
         971 Arundel - watercolour
from Brakemoor Cottage, Middleton, Sudbury, Suffolk
1935 877 Sudbury, Suffolk - watercolour
from 44 Ashridge Crescent, Shooter's Hill
1936 792 Sudbury - watercolour
from 40 Beaconsfield, Blackheath
1937 906 Market Hill, Sudbury - watercolour
from Middleton, Sudbury, Suffolk
1940 750 Market Place, Ely - watercolour
         807 ‘The Cutter’, Ely - watercolour
         812 Ely Cathedral - watercolour
1943 613 Bradford on Avon - watercolour
from 40 Beaconsfield, Blackheath
1947 1080 Market Hill, Sudbury - watercolour
1948 416 Suburban Springs
         771 St Peter's, Sudbury - watercolour
1949 846 Halstead, Essex - watercolour
from 27 Park Drive, Romford, Essex
1953 743 Camden Crescent, Bath - watercolour
from Middleton, Sudbury, Suffolk
1959 853 Market Day, Sudbury - watercolour
         1046 Bures Mill - watercolour

Works by This Artist