POPHAM, James Kidwell

1884 - 1966

James Kidwell Popham was born at Horton Kirby, Kent on 29 June 1884, son of Henry Popham (c1852-1947), a school attendance officer, and his wife, Jane Maria Dawson née Ward (c1849-1935), who married at Sneinton Church, Radford, Nottingham on 3 September 1872, he was named after his uncle, pastor James Kidwell Popham (1847-1937). In 1891, James was a 6-year-old, living at 35 Marples Street, Radford, Nottingham with his parents, 39-year-old Henry and 43-year-old Jane, and his six siblings, Kate 17, Alice 15, Annie 14, Violetta 12, Henry 10 and newly born Grace. He studied at Nottingham School of Art and, following in his father's profession, in 1901 a 17-year-old school board teacher, living at 68 Forest Road, Nottingham with his parents. He married at Croydon in 1906, Priscilla Ellen E. Reed (20 July 1886-1967). A landscape and figure, painter he exhibited at the Royal Academy, at the Ridley Art Club and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters from Witham in 1929 and Little Baddow in 1931, both in Essex. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1932 but had exhibited from Horwood House, Witham, Essex in 1931, three paintings 'An Essex Landscape', 'Shipbreaking, Heybridge, Essex' and 'The Evening Drink'. In 1939, a sales advertising manager, living at 'Hammonds', Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex with his wife 'Helen', a commercial artist & author. James Kidwell Popham died at Danbury in 1966, aged 81, his wife followed in the next year.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Campions, Great Leighs, Braintree, Essex
1944 66 Spring is on its Way
1948 431 The Fountain, Braintree
1949 462 Homestead




Works by This Artist