TREWEEK, George Edgar

1869 - 1961

George Edgar Treweek was born at Penryn Street, Redruth, Cornwall on 5 March 1869, son of William Treweek (1840-31 December 1905), a bank manager, and his wife Eliza Jane née Hill (1838-1891), who married at Falmouth in 1859. George studied at Redruth School of Art passing examinations in 1887 and gaining his Teachers Certificate. He first exhibited in the amateur section with Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Falmouth in 1886, but by 1888 was included with the professionals exhibiting regularly until 1895. About 1902 Treweek moved to Plymouth, working as a bank clerk and in 1911, a 42-year-old bank clerk living at 10 Holyrood Terrace, Plymouth. In 1918, he married Winifred Elizabeth Hewer (17 September 1885-8 February 1957) and they had two sons, Kenneth Hewer and Edgar Brian and in 1921 he was living on his own account at 17 The Crescent, Plymouth. By 1926 the family had moved to Stowmarket, Suffolk, where George was head cashier at Barclays Bank. A painter in oil and watercolour of coastal scenes and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1926-1930, exhibiting from 'Myland', Temple Road, Stowmarket in 1927, three works, two oils 'The Lion Rock, Kynance, Cornwall', 'Evening Light, Kynance, Cornwall' and a watercolour 'Lee Bay, Devon Coast'. He retired in 1929 and they returned to Cornwall, living in Porth Headland, Newquay from where he exhibited at the St Ives Society winter exhibition in 1937 and continued to exhibit until 1954. In 1939 a retired bank official living at 23 Edgcumbe Avenue, Newquay with his wife Winifred. George Edgar Treweek was of Martins, 22 Lincoln Hatch Lane, Burnham, Buckinghamshire when he died at Maidenhead Hospital, St Lukes Road, Maidenhead on 22 July 1961, aged 92.

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