ELLENGER, Edward George

1902 - 1990

Edward George Ellenger was born at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire on 3 June 1902, son of Albert Ellenger (1870-1916), a bootmaker, and his wife Phoebe née Pulham (19 April 1868-1951), who married at Ipswich in 1891. In 1907 he was admitted a pupil at Saltburn Infants School but by 1911, was an 8-year-old, living at Colchester Road, Weeley, Essex with his parents, 41-year-old Albert, who was born at Leiston, Suffolk and 42-year-old Phoebe, who was born at Ipswich, with three siblings, Dorothy 18 born at Walton, Suffolk, Cyril 10 born at Newton, Cheshire, and Stanley 3, born at Saltburn, Yorkshire. Edward studied at Chelmsford School of Science and Art, winning an art prize in 1929 for his landscape. In 1936, at the second meeting of the Chelmer Art Club, Edward was re-elected hon. sec., and in 1937 he was advertising from his home at 103 Ockelford Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, 'etching of your house from 1 guinea' and where his was still living in 1939, a precision measuring instrument storekeeper & gauge setter in a ball bearing factory, living with his widowed mother Phoebe. As a master boot & shoemaker, he married at Ipswich in 1944, Joyce Margaret Wilding (1 August 1915-25 September 1951). An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1952 and exhibited from 108 St Johns Road, Ipswich in 1942, five works 'Essex Landscape', 'Old Houses, St Mary-at-Elms, Ipswich', a drypoint 'Near Woodham Walter', an etching 'Lavenham Church Tower' and a pastel 'Bull Point Lighthouse, Devon', in 1943 four etchings 'Wrabness Beach and the Stour', 'A Mill at Hapton', 'Kings Lynn' and 'Hutton House', in 1944 'Seamere Lake, Norfolk', 'A Road to Thaxted' and 'Foxhall Heath', in 1945 two watercolours 'Hitcham, Suffolk' and 'Bodmin Moors fron Roughtor', in 1946 'Banks of Lake, Holbrook', two in 1947 'Impression of Lowestoft' and 'Yorkshire Coast', two in 1948 'Helmingham Hall and Moat' and 'Tenor Bell, St Margaret's Ipswich', in 1949 'Street Scene, Mistley' and 'Landscape with Willows', in 1950 'Towers of Ipswich-St Mary le Tower' and 'Towers of Ipswich-St Margaret's' and in 1951 two etchings 'Tree Study' and 'Coddenham Road'. His wife died at St Johns Road, Ipswich in 1951 when he ceased exhibiting. Edward George Ellenger died at Darlington, co. Durham in 1990.