CARY, Arthur Lucius Falkland

1894 - 1968

Arthur Cary

Arthur Lucius Falkland Cary was born at Bleadon, Somerset in 1894, eldest son of Arthur James Cary, a physician and surgeon, and his wife Marion Loftus née [?] who married at Rathdown, Ireland in 1893. In 1901, Arthur was a 6-year-old, living at St Austell, Weston-Super-Mare with his parents, 34-year-old Arthur and 35-year-old Marion, with a younger brother, 4-year-old Rupert, they were still there ten years later. Arthur studied at Weston-super-Mare School of Art and at Bristol School of Art and later in London. He served during the First World War as an officer in the Royal Engineers. He married firstly at Bristol in 1920, Vera Iris Eskell (1896-1923), daughter of Louis and Cecille Eskell, and secondly at Paddington, London in 1931, Nancy Rowena Peachey Holland (9 May 1902-1979), daughter of Henry Frederick Holland and Gertrude née Peachey. In the 1930s, Arthur was employed as a camouflage officer taking part in the Dunkirk evacuations, whilst in 1939, his wife was living at 6 East Towers, Harrow, Middlesex. In 1949 he retired to Norfolk and devoted himself to working in pastel and was a member of the Pastel Society. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1951-1958 and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1951-1968, where he exhibited watercolours from 'St Andrews', Weybread, Suffolk in 1951, 'Wimborne Mill, Wortwell, Norfolk', 'Nocturne, Bruges' and 'Spring Crops, Upper Weybread, Suffolk' and in 1952 a further four. In 1953 he exhibited from The Street, South Walsham, Norfolk 'The Mittelmühlle, Detmold', 'Evening at Ranworth, Norfolk' and 'Breezy Day on the Broads' with his last exhibits in 1965 'A Corner of Breganz, Austria', 'The Loire near Orleans', 'Old Houses, Wildeshausen' and 'Ranworth Church from Fleet Dyke'. His pastel 'Malthouse Broad' was exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club centenary exhibition in 1974. Arthur Lucius Falkland Cary left East Anglia for the Channel Islands and died in Guernsey in 1968.

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