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Ipswich Art Group

The Ipswich Fine Art Club was founded in 1874, changing its name to Ipswich Art Club in 1925 and in 1993 to Ipswich Art Society. This long established society was formed to promote and encourage interest in the visual arts by providing opportunities to exhibit, discuss, appreciate and participate. So whether you paint, draw, sculpt or just look and respond, the society provides you with a varied programme of events and an opportunity to meet like-minded people. A full list of members is in the centenary catalogue each being included on this site. However some of the information is insufficient to provide a brief biography. It was not neccessary to be a member to be an exhibitor or even a painter, some exhibited and become a member later, others left the Club only to rejoin and of course some ladies married and have an entry both under their maiden and married names.
The 1974 Centenary Catalogue has a list of 'members' for the previous 100 years. It does not differentiate between exhibitors and non-exhibitors or between full, associate, honorary members, friends or committee members. The catalogues are at the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich (709.4264.Ips/stack). http://www.ipswich-art-society.org.uk

There are a number of 'members' in the 1974 list which were the committee/hon. members or officials who were not in the main painters and did not exhibit. Hon. members were 'non-exhibitors interested in art' - I note here those that did not exhibit for clarity, who include:-
OFFICIALS who did not exhibit
William Block 1961-1974+ hon. auditor & trustee
S. J. Collingwood 1948 hon. auditor
F. P. Hill 1960-1963 hon. treasurer
Maurice William Ramsey (1911-1992) 1971-1972 hon. treasurer
L. C. Ridley 1945-1947 hon. treasurer
N. A. Robb 1954-1957 hon. auditor
Walter Edward Roberts (1897-1962) 1959-1962 hon. auditor
A. M. M. Wale 1963-1971 hon. auditor
Francis Hugh George Warren (1910-1983) hon. treasurer 1964-1972
F. J. Watt 1951-1959 hon. treasurer

LIFE MEMBERS who did not exhibit
Robert Harold Paul (1872-1950) 1913-1949
William Francis Paul (1850-1928) 1913-1927

HONORARY MEMBERS who did not exhibit
Miss Patricia M. Butler 1967-1974
Miss C. Clarke 1967-1974
Mrs Condor 1947-1949
A. V. Cook 1956-1959
Arthur Edward Dent (1902-1965)1945-1952
Mrs Mary Keith Duncombe (1922-1984) 1967-1984
Miss Mabel Henrietta Fiske (1872-1954) 1939-1955
B. Gent 1972
Gordon Owen Goodwin (1897-1981) 1943-1980
Ernest R. Gribble 1924-1964
F. Guymer 1950-1956
Mrs E. Howells 1957-1971
Mrs M. Jennings 1954-1957
Mrs V. E. Jones 1967
Miss Olive Kennell 1955-1956
George Mallett 1936-1954
Annie Elizabeth Massy-Lloyd 1932-1934
Mrs E. Murray 1957-1973
Adrian Baskerville Parry (b.1949) 1972-
Mrs Ethel Mary Pritchatt 1948-1958
A. J. Smith 1943-1946
F. A. Smith 1947-1974
Miss D. Steel 1959-1971
Mrs C. Tracy 1948-1957 (Mrs. Charles Dunlop Tracy)
Mrs G. Wilford-Smith 1932-1966
H. R. Yates 1948

ASSOCIATE MEMBER or FRIEND who did not exhibit
S. H. Adams 1939-1946
D. J. Addiston 1957-1958
Miss M. N. Arnold 1958
Mrs S. Capps 1957-1960
Miss Patricia Hamm 1955-1962
Miss S. Hare 1964-1973
Miss J. L. Harris 1964-1972
Miss Anne Hayward 1942-1948
Ernest Ralph Oxborrow 1936-1943
Miss C. Payne 1973-1974+ friend
Miss Rose 1933-1934
Mrs K. O. Sandeman 1974+ friend