PAYNE, Ernest Hart

1903 - 1994

Ernest Hart Payne was born in the Thingoe district of Suffolk on 5 June 1903, son of Horace William Payne (1872-1950), an ironfounder, and his wife Alice Harriett née Hart (14 October 1882-1974), who married at Ipswich in 1897. Ernest married at Risbridge, Suffolk in 1927, Lucy Maud Spurgeon (1 May 1907-15 April 1992). A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1923-1974 and exhibited from Linden Lea, Cromer Road, Ipswich in 1923, four works 'The Edge of the Common', 'Friends' and 'Autumn Dignity' and a pen & colour drawing 'Morning Mist', in 1927 ten paintings, two etching 'Dover Castle' and 'Framlingham Castle' and watercolours 'Ixworth Water Mill', 'The Butts', 'The Edge of the Wood', 'The Sand Pit', 'Corton, Lowestoft', 'The Church', 'The Docks' and 'Spring Road Viaduct, Ipswich', in 1932 from 162 Prior Road, Bury St Edmund's five paintings, 'Morning in Winter', 'The Green Jug', 'The Day before the Gala', 'Haverhill Church, towards Evening' and 'Haverhill from the Old Mill', in 1935 from 'Highfield', Horringer Road, Bury St Edmund's three watercolours, 'Hawstead', 'Little Wilsey' and 'Ixworth Water Mill' and was a regular annual exhibitor from various addresses in Bury St Edmund's. In 1939, a brewer's clerk, living at 61 Horringer Road, Bury St Edmund's and in 1948 exhibited three oil floral studies at the Bury St Edmund's Art Society and in 1954 a portrait 'Mrs Ernest Coffey'. Since 1972 a director of the Bury St Edmund's Art Gallery Trust Limited, holding the position as 'artist' and where he initiated the 'Ernest Payne Award'. Ernest Hart Payne died at Flat 1, Eagle House, 63 Garland Street, Bury St Edmund's on 25 March 1994.

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