SYKES, Sydney A

1943 - ?

Born at Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire in 1943, son of Charles Edward Sykes (23 March 1913-1990), a lorry driver, and his wife Mary Ellen née Fellows (29 March 1915-1971), who married at Ashby de la Zouche in 1937 and in 1939 were living at 41 Main Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire. Sydney studied at Loughborough College of Art & Design, before qualifying from Leicester University as an art teacher and married at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire in 1966, Annette Bosworth. He left teaching to pursue a successful international design and merchandising career which enabled Sydney to develop a keen photographic eye. Combined with accomplished draughtsmanship and his attention to detail is found in his paintings. Based at Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sydney's distinctive landscapes and still-life pictures in watercolour or oils are proving collectible.

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