1909 - 1986

Hugh Collinson, was born at Ipswich on 24 June 1909, son of John Howard Collinson, secretary to a building society, and his wife Sarah Catherine née Penney, who married at Darlington in 1901. Educated at Ackworth Quaker school in York before studying art, firstly at Ipswich School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art in London. An urban landscape painter and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1930-1938, who exhibited from 64 Westerfield Road, Ipswich seven pictures in 1932, including 'Denston Church', 'Chelsea Old Church', 'Old Shoreham, Sussex' and 'Orford Church, Suffolk', in 1933 from 128 Piccadilly, Bulwell, Nottingham, two works 'The Edge of the Fens, Swaffham Prior, Cambs.' and 'Derbyshire Farm' also exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1931 from Ipswich. He also exhibited at Tibbenham's Gallery, Ipswich in 1943, 'The Green Road' and 'Wymondham Abbey'. His teaching career began in Nottingham and he married at Friends Meeting House, St John's Street, Derby on 3 January 1934, fellow teacher Margaret Muriel Marsden (2 February 1910-2000), second daughter of Arthur Marsden of Hazelwood Road, Duffield. They then moved to Leicester where in 1939, an art teacher, living at 15 Plantation Avenue, Leicester, where as well as teaching at schools became Head of Teacher Training in Art and Art Adviser to the LEA and elected President of the National Society for Art Education. A member of the Leicester Society of Artists from 1935, took part in sixty-one of their exhibitions and was elected an Honorary Member. He died at Great Oxendon Residential Home, Kibworth, Leicestershire on 26 May 2009, one month short of his 100th birthday. He wrote ‘Child Art Grows Up’ with Kenneth Holmes and an 'Illustrated History of Leicester' with Colin Ellis and others.

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