FAIRHURST, Jack Leslie

1905 - 1989

Self Portrait

Jack Leslie Fairhurst was born at Nunhead, Southwark, London on 1 April 1905, son of Enoch Fairhurst (1 May 1874-1945), an artist illustrator, and his wife Adeline née Perry (1874-4 December 1948), who married at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire in 1900. In 1911, Jack was a 6-year-old, living at 395 Ivydale Road, Nunhead, London SE with his parents, 36-year-old Enoch and 36-year-old Adeline, with his elder brother Harold, 7. He studied at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts 1919-1923, under Albert Rutherston (1881-1953), and then at the Royal College of Art, under William Rothenstein (1872-1945) and Randolph Schwab (1885-1945). He held several teaching posts 1941-1957 and a member of the Ridley Art Club, the South London Art Group, the Richmond Art Group, and the Society of Fulham Artists also exhibiting at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He married at St John's Church, Eden Park, Beckenham, Kent on 19 October 1935, Barbara Domaire Cooper (11 June 1909-21 July 1990), daughter of Donald Cooper of Beckenham, they had two sons and a daughter. In 1939, a teacher in a secondary school, living at 15 Coval Road, Barnes, Surrey with his wife Barbara, a professional singer. A member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited from his then home at Highgate, Dallinghoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1979, three paintings 'Sue', 'Double Lighting' and 'Anthony Lindsay' and in 1980 'Highgate Lane', 'Winter in Suffolk' and 'The Chosen Flower', he also exhibited at the Fulham Art Club in 1956 a portrait of his son 'Master Robin Fairhurst. Jack Leslie Fairhurst died at Highgate Farm, Dallinghoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk in December 1989.

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