POPHAM, James Kidwell

1884 - 1966

James Kidwell Popham, was born at Horton Kirby, Kent on 29 June 1884, son of Henry Popham, a school attendance officer, and his wife, Jane Maris née Ward, who married at Radford, Nottingham in 1872, he was named after his uncle pastor James Kidwell Popham (1847-1937). In 1891, 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. Educated at Nottingham School 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). Landscape and figure painter he exhibited 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 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' and he exhibited from Great Leighs, Essex at the Royal Academy in 1948 'The Fountain, Braintree'. In 1939, a sales advertising manager, living at 'Hammonds', Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex with his wife 'Helen', a commercial artist & author and where he died in 1966, aged 81, his wife followed in the next year.

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