DE PINTO, Rufus

1904 - 1976

Rufus De Pinto

Rufus John Noel de Pinto, was born at Paddington, London on 19 December 1904, son of Lionel de Pinto (1856-1932), a merchant in Mexican goods, and his wife Adeline Edith Lois née Langston (1876-1934), who married at Blean, Kent in 1901, and they made their home at 25 Lancaster Gate Terrace, Paddington. Rufus studied at both the Central School of Arts & Crafts and later under William Coldstream (1908-1987), at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1937 he was living at Porchester Square, Bayswater but by 1939, an artist decorator, living at 11 French Street, Sunbury-on-Thames with Cynthia De Pinto (20 April 1907-1948), an artist writer. During the Second World War he spent time in Liverpool prison as a conscientious objector being dischared from the army in 1942 as a private. He exhibited at the Kensington Artists Show at Leighton House, Holland Park Road in 1955, a watercolour 'Kensington Square' and in 1967 at Ansdell Gallery, Kensington several oil, watercolour and crayon. He married secondly at Cambridge in 1956, Olive Wanda Abotomey (1909-1991), who was born in Australia and they later opened an art gallery at Doggetts, Queen Street, Stradbroke, Suffolk where they also held weekend residential art courses, Rufus also had a studio at 49 Kelso Place, London. Rufus died at Stradbroke in 1976. His picture 'Piccadilly' was offered at auction by Keys of Aylsham, Norfolk in 2013.




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