1903 - 1971

Eric Mayer

Eric Mayer was born at 41 Richmond Street, Wigan, Lancashire on 12 June 1903, son of James Mayer (1877-1937), A clothier & tailor, and his wife Elizabeth née Warburton (1877-1924), who married at Ashton-under-Lyne in 1902. Eric was educated at Wigan Grammar School and studied at Manchester School of Art 1920-1927 gaining his art teacher's diploma. Eric married in 1929, Olive Busby (28 November 1903-1999), and they had two children, Anthony Hugh Mayer (1932-1995), the noted film director, journalist and artist, and a daughter. In 1939, Olive Mayer was living at 5 Tye Terrace, Deudraeth, Merionethshire with Eric living at 265 Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire when he was headmaster of Manchester Junior School of Art, a position he held until 1949 when he took the position as principal at Ipswich School of Art. An interior designer and teacher and exhibited at Manchester Spring Exhibition and was a member at Ipswich Art Club 1950-1956. They lived at The Limes, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich. Eric Mayer died at Puttocks, East End, Stonham Aspal, Stowmarket, Suffolk on 14 January 1971.

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