WALLIS, Walter Cyril

1890 - 1974

Born at Croydon, Surrey on 9 July 1890, son of Walter Wallis (1853-1934), art teacher principal, and his wife Fanny Louise née Manley, who was born in Paris, and who married in London in 1882. In 1911, a 20 year old art student, living at 20 Spencer Road, Croydon with his parents, 57 year old Walter and 52 year old Louise and siblings, Elsie Dora 26, art student, Charles Frederick 19, art student and Constance Louise, a 14 year old student, all born at Croydon. The 'Edinburgh Gazette' of 9 January 1920 reports his appointment as assistant in the Art Branch of the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh and an Associate of the Royal Cambrian Academy exhibiting at least two pictures from 53 Spottiswood Street, Edinburgh at the Academy in 1929 including a watercolour 'Holy Trinity Church, Dean Village'. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1921-1930 and exhibited in 1920 from The Old House Hotel, Dedham two works 'Dedham Church from the Meadows' and a pastel 'Stour, Dedham' and in 1923 from Brook House, Dedham, Essex, the home of his father, four oil paintings 'A Ride on the Gate', 'The Beehive', 'Spring' and 'Girl and Calf', in 1924 seven works 'The Elm Tree', 'The Lock Keeper's House', 'Hawthorn Blossom', 'Bend on the Stour', 'Dedham Lock' and 'Willows on the Stour' and in 1927 eight oil paintings 'The Orchard', 'Waiting for a Bite', 'Chanctonbury Ring', 'Cabbages, Vouvray', 'By the River, Dedham', 'Running', 'Steyning Church' and 'Hawthorn by the Stour' and was a regular exhibitor. He could have been conflated with his artist father who died at Colchester, Essex in 1934, but Walter Cyril's membership at Ipswich clearly states A.R.C.A. of which his father was not an associate. He died at Ealing, London in 1974.

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