WHERRETT, Joseph Ramsey

1914 - 1960

Born at Ormskirk, Lancashire on 2 March 1914, son of Joseph Wherrett (7 June 1882-1967), a drapery store manager, and his wife Florence Olive née Ramsey (4 July 1881-1963), who married at All Souls, Langham Place, St Marylebone, London on 20 April 1909, who both died at Ipswich. Young Joseph was educated at Arnold Lodge, Leamington Spa and studied at Birmingham College of Art 1930-1934, under Bernard Fleetwood-Walker (1893-1965) and Harold Holden (1885-1977) and at Leamington Spa School of Art 1935-1937, under Donald MacIntyre (1923-2009). In 1939 a commercial artist living at 25 Emscote Road, Warwick, Warwickshire with his parents and elder sister Olive Jeanette (born 31 August 1911). A painter in oil, illustrator and designer and completed a range of work for industry including the General Post Office, Imperial Chemical Industries and the Ministry of Labour and a number for the United States Air Force. He exhibited at the Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and elsewhere. He provided illustrations from the 'Radio Times' and 'Lilliput' to 'The Studio' and 'Modern Education'. Art master at Leamington College 1940-1945 and at Ipswich School since 1952. He married at Southam, Warwickshire in 1940, Violet Jeanette Haynes (1916-1987) and they lived at Little Bealings, Woodbridge, Suffolk where he died on 2 March 1960.

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