SADLER, (William) Robert

1909 - 2001

Robert Sadler

Born at Falmouth House, Newmarket, Suffolk on 20 February 1909, second son of Harry William Sadler, a racehorse trainer, and his wife Ada née Lane, who married at Newmarket in 1906. Robert was sent to boarding school at Eastbourne College, from there went to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge to read Mechanical Engineering. At Cambridge he joined the University Air Squadron, where he learned to fly and in 1930 was commissioned into the Royal Air Force, retiring in 1954 and took up painting. He then attended Heatherley's School of Fine Art; Corcoran Gallery School, Washington, USA and Cambridge Technical College and was a member of the Winchester Art Society and the Cambridge Society of Painters & Sculptors. He had mixed shows at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour 1955; John Moore's Exhibition, Liverpool 1957; Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts, Belfast 1962 and the New English Art Club Centenary Exhibition 1986. He also exhibited at Trafford and Ackermann's Galleries; New Vision Centre; Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, Essex and elsewhere in the provinces and in France. He lived at 39 The Terrace, Aldeburgh, Suffolk where he died in August 2001. At his death his archive of paintings passed to his son Robin Sadler who holds exhibitions of his father's works at The Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh; RePlus New, Woodbridge and at Hugh Pilkington's The Edge Gallery, near Orford, all in Suffolk, from whom some of his works are still available.

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