1888 - 1968

Paul Earee

As Frederick Percy Eary, he was born at Sudbury, Suffolk on 16 July 1888, son of Albert Henry Eary (11 November 1862-1941), a mat weaver, and his wife Hannah (6 July 1860-1939), who married at Sudbury in 1884 and in 1939 were living at 5 Acton Square, Sudbury. In 1891, Paul was a 2-year-old living with his parents at Railway Cottages, Station Road, Sudbury. Paul was educated at St Peters and St Gregory's School, Sudbury and in 1911, as Fred Percy Eary, a 22-year-old architect's assistant, living at The Fennels, Suffolk Road, Sudbury with his parents, 47-year-old Albert and 48-year-old Annie, and his 14-year-old sister Florence Anne. Known as Paul Earee, an artist who was professionally trained as an ecclesiastical architect, art teacher and illustrator, using his spare time in painting, etchings and drawing with strong regional content. In 1922 he was in an architectural partnership with Noel Haslewood, as Earee & Haslewood at 36 Market Hill, Sudbury. As an architect he designed many buildings and interiors in Sudbury including the pulpit of St Gregory's church, a petrol store for Dixon, Scott (1913), two houses in Gainsborough Road for C. E. Dennington (1913), Sudbury Union Hospital additions (1914) and the re-seating of Gainsborough Theatre (1914). In 1920 a founder of the Sudbury Dramatic Society and in 1922 of the Stour Valley Group when as F. P. Earee he exhibited 'View from Prospect Hill' and 'View from Chilton Hill' and was also a member of Ipswich Art Club 1938-1945 and a friend of artists Rowland Suddaby and John Rimmer and in 1921 he collaborated with Haslewood to paint scenery for the local production of 'Brer Rabbit and Mr. Fox' at the Victoria Hall, Sudbury. He also exhibited at the Donovan Rowley Gallery, Colchester and with the Colchester Art Society at the Castle Museum 1946; Bury St Edmund's Art Society held at the School of Art Building, Cornhill, Bury St Edmund's in 1948; the Phoenix Art Gallery, Lavenham and there was a retrospective exhibition 'Landscapes and Dreams' at Quay Theatre Gallery Theatre in 1983 and at Chappel Galleries, Essex in 1996. He married at Sudbury in 1913, Ivy Florence Elliston (10 February 1890-9 April 1988) and in 1939, an architect living at Hill Side, Newton Road, Sudbury with his wife Ivy, a daughter Joan Florence Ascott and an art student (Arthur) John Bridgeman. As Frederick Percy Earee, he died at 2 Hillside Cottages, Chilton, Sudbury on 6 March 1968, aged 79.

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