GRIFFITH, Edward Hales

1909 - 1982

Edward Hales Griffith was born at Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Cheshire on 20 January 1909 and baptised on 6 April 1909, son of sculptor Edward Owen Griffith (12 April 1868-18 October 1931) and his wife Miriam Rachel née Hales (18 February 1870-26 January 1948), who married at Chester on 7 September 1892. In 1911, young Edward was living at Lynton Lodge, Bebington Road, Birkenhead, with his parents 42-year-old Edward and 41-year-old Miriam and three siblings, 17-year-old art student Frances Eric, Phyllis 15 and Constance Mary 8, all born in Cheshire. Edward was educated at Birkenhead School and studied at Liverpool Academy of Arts 1926-1929 and the Royal College of Art 1930-1933. A part-time teacher at Laird School of Art and St Anselm's Secondary School, Birkenhead 1934-1939 and in 1939, an unmarried art master and was teaching at Alsop Grammar School, Liverpool 1940-1941, living at Martins Lane, Wallasey, Cheshire. He then enlisted in the army as a gunner/signaller until 1947 after which he taught at Liverpool Academy of Art for over 20 years and on his retirement returned to college to paint in the life-room. A member of Liverpool Academy of Arts and exhibited in watercolour, gouache, and drawings at Bluecoat Chambers in 1950. He moved to Sudbury in Suffolk from where he exhibited at Walker Art Gallery and the Museum of Liverpool. Edward Hales Griffith died at 'Praeger', Upper Road, Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk on 28 May 1982.

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