1937 - ?

Derek Chambers

Derek Hyde Chambers, was born at Ilford, Essex in 1937, son of Charles H. Chambers and his wife Dorothy Rita née Petty (13 March 1906-1978), who married at Ilford in 1935 and in 1939 Dorothy was living at 11a Pretyman Road, Ipswich. In 1952, Derek commenced work as a messenger in a London advertising agency and ten years later formed a partnership as a creative consultant in Mayfair. In 1977, he opened a new graphic design partnership in Soho which lasted until 1994 when he moved to Aldeburgh, Suffolk, concentrating on his drawing and painting. He has an established reputation as a fine painter and printmaker, winner of the Royal Watercolour Society, 1st Prize in 2008, and has also exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; the Mall Galleries; The Federation of British Artists; New English Art Club; Discerning Eye, Singer & Friedlander; Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours; National Print & Originals; Royal Society of Marine Artists; Royal Society Of Portrait Painters; Eastern Open-Prizewinn 2003, and numerous solo and shared exhibitions including several one-man shows in Aldeburgh. His work can be seen at Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts Gallery. A member of the Sudbourne Park Printmakers and has a studio at 8 South Entrance, Saxmundham, Suffolk.

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