HUNT, Cecil Arthur

1873 - 1965

Cecil Arthur Hunt, was born at Torquay, Devon on 8 March and baptised at Ellacombe on 5 April 1873, second child of Arthur Roope Hunt (8 January 1843-19 December 1914), barrister-at-law, and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Isabel née Gumbleton (1844-11 March 1831), who married at Torquay on 4 August 1870. In 1881, an 8 year old, living at Southwood, Warberry Road, Tormoham-with-Torquay with his parents, 38 year old Arthur and 37 year old Sarah, with two sibling sisters Kathleen Mary 9 and Muriel 6. Educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Cambridge and was called to the bar in 1899 and although he had his first exhibition at the Alpine Club Galleries in 1900 he did not take up painting full-time until 1919 when he retired from the Bar. He married at St Albans, Streatham Park, London on 28 May 1903, Phyllis Clara Lucas (28 May 1880-15 October 1964) and in 1911, a 38 year old barrister, living at 105 Oakley Street, Chelsea with his 30 year old wife Phyllis and the oldest of their two sons, 3 year old Esmond Moore Hunt, born at Chelsea. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists 1914, Associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours 1919 and a full member in 1925 and vice-president 1930-1933. A landscape painter in oil, watercolour and tempera and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1915, exhibiting from Art Club Studios, Bennett Park, Blackheath, London, 'At the Quay' and was sketching in Suffolk in 1921 concentrating on the areas around the Blyth Valley. He also exhibited at Agnew & Sons Gallery; Beaux Arts Gallery; Chenil Galleries; Fine Art Society; Grosvenor Gallery; Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Goupil Gallery; International Society; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; the Royal Academy; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Hibernian Academy; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and elsewhere. His watercolours are held by the Victoria & Albert Museum including ‘The Cadini Dolomites’ and Leeds City Art Gallery. In 1939, an artist landscape painter, living at Foxworthy Mansions, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, Devon with his wife Phyllis. He died at Elizabeth's Way, Poyle Lane, Burnham, Buckinghamshire on 5 August 1965. He signed his works 'C. A. Hunt'.

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