BLUNDELL, Alfred Richard

1883 - 1968

Alfred Richard Blundell, was born at Bury St Edmundís, Suffolk on 24 December 1883, son of Alfred Blundell, domestic machinery agent, and his wife Augusta Anne nťe Garrod, who married at Ipswich in 1879. Educated at the Guildhall Feoffment Boys' School, Bury St Edmund's and at South Kensington Art School. In 1911, a 27 year old railway booking clerk on the Great Eastern Railway, living at 29 St Johnís Road, Bury St Edmundís with his parents, 57 year old Alfred and 66 year old Augusta, and two siblings, Esther Ellen 31, born at Ipswich and Joseph Clifford 25, born at Bury St Edmund's. In 1913 he entered the Slade School of Fine Art and was a landscape painter, etcher, printmaker and sculptor being noted as a painter of architectural subjects in Britain and on the continent. Alfred married at Mildenhall, Suffolk in 1933, Eva Ellen Chatten (27 October 1900-1979), daughter of William Chatten and Diana Burroughs. An art teacher at Culford School, Bury St Edmund's, Alfred exhibited with the Stour Valley Group in 1922 an etching 'Pool and Tree at Cornard' and was a member of Ipswich Art Club 1936-1946, exhibiting from Cavenham Mill House, Icklingham, Bury St Edmund's in 1937 oils 'From my Studio Window', 'Culford-A Corner of the Lake', 'Floods and a Stormy Sunrise', 'Twilight at Hawstead', 'Larches in February' and 'At Dunwich'. He also exhibited at the Alpine Club; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; New English Art Club and the Royal Academy, from Hawstead in 1918 and Icklingham in 1923, both near Bury St Edmund's. In the 1930s he also exhibited at the Suffolk Art Galleries in St John's Street, Bury St Edmund's. In 1939, an artist & art master living at Cavenham Mill, Icklingham with his wife Eva. Alfred Richard Blundell died at Cavenham Mill on 18 December 1968, aged 84. He signed his works 'Alfred R. Blundell'.

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