CHANDLER, William Frank

1885 - 1955

William Francis 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 1901, William was living at 11 Prospect Place, Bath with his 47 year old aunt Sophia Chandler and attended Bath School of Art and in the National Art Awards in 1904, won a prize for his measured drawings. 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 Kensington 1911-1912. 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. He died at 7 Cheriton Square, Tooting, London on 19 March 1955, aged 70.