GRIFFITH, Edward Hales

1909 - 1982

Edward Hales Griffith, was born at Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Cheshire on 20 January and baptised 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 1848), 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. Educated at Birkenhead School and studied at Liverpool College of Art 1926-1929 and the Royal College of Art 1930-1933. Engaged in part-time teaching at Laird School of Art and St Anselm's Secondary School, Birkenhead 1934-1939 and in 1939, an unmarried art master, 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 College 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 Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and the Museum of Liverpool. He died at 'Praeger', Upper Road, Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk on 28 May 1982.

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