CHANDLER, William Frank

1885 - 1928

William Frank Chandler, was born at Caldicott, Monmouthshire on 17 February and baptised on 7 August 1885, son of Frank Chandler, farm bailiff, and his wife Clara née Rymer, who married at Caldicott in 1883. In 1891, a 5 year old, living at Nine Wells Farm, Catbrook, Trelleck, Penallt, Wales with his parents, 36 year old Frank and 32 year old Clara and his three siblings, Charles Henry 7, Edith Florence 3 and Winifred Elizabeth 2, all born in Wales. In 1899, living in Bath, won a scholarship from Bathforum School to Bath Technical School of Science and Art and in the National Art Awards in 1904, won a prize for his measured drawings. In 1901, William was living at 11 Prospect Place, Bath with his 47 year old aunt, Sophia Chandler. A student at the Royal Academy School and in 1911, a 25 year old art student, boarding at 50 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London with James Russell and his family. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, from 50 Pembroke Road, Kensington in 1911 'Horescombe Barn, Glos.' and from 2 Harley Studios, West Kensington in 1912 'A Sussex Barn'. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1920-1922 and exhibited from Ipswich School of Art in 1920, ‘A Sussex Barn–Evening’, ‘A Gloucestershire Barn’, ‘Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire’ and ‘Tintern’. An associate member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and an associate and a teacher at the Royal College of Art. He was of Berwyn House, Llanishen, near Chepstow, Monmouthshire when he died on 15 March 1928 and buried in St Nicholas Church, Trellech. He left a widow and an executor of his estate was his brother Charles Henry Chandler, a farmer. (Western Mail - 24 March 1928).