WARNER, Harold

1914 - 2010

Harold Henry Warner, was born at Colchester, Essex on 8 December 1914, son of Samuel Warner (13 September 1884-1975), an engine driver in a flour mill, and his wife Edith Laura née Hatch (11 May 1886-7 February 1977), who married at Colchester in 1909. Harold's early career was that of a bookbinder and was also self-taught artist in oil. In 1939, a bookbinder, living at 101 Lisle Road, Colchester with his parents and sister Phyllis Edith (21 January 1912-1999). He married at Colchester later in 1939, Olive Doreen Gower (15 May 1914-2002) and they had two children Robert H. (born 1947) and Joan O. (born 1951). A prolific artist who would leave home very early in the mornings on his cycle, with all his painting materials strapped to the back, and not returning home until late evening. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1952-1969 and exhibited from 318 Old Heath Road, Colchester, Essex in 1952, 'Cold March', in 1953 'Middle Mill, Colchester' and 'Mill Race, Boxford', in 1954 'Low Tide, Colchester Quay' and 'Layer Mill' and a regular exhibitor his last exhibit being in 1968 'The Colne at Colchester' and 'Roman River in Flood' all oils, and his oil 'Sand Works near Fingringhoe' was on show at the Club's centenary exhibition in 1974. In 1968, his son Robert Warner, also exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club, but was not an affiliate, he was at the same address exhibiting a watercolour 'A Cave' and Harold shared an exhibition with his son Robert, at Chappel Galleries, Essex in 2000. Harold had had mixed shows at the Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, having solo shows at The Minories and at Digby Gallery both in Colchester. He later lived at West Bergholt, Essex where he died on 27 December 2010.

Works by This Artist