LLOYD, Wyndham

1909 - 1997

Wyndham Marmaduke Pryse Lloyd was born in Pahiatua, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand on 30 June 1909, younger of the two sons of Marmaduke Francis Pryse Lloyd (11 October 1855-1 April 1943), a farmer, and his wife Maude Marion née Dodd (1868-21 December 1932), who married at Chester on 31 August 1895. On 18 September 1895 they sailed on the 'Ruapehu' for Wellington, New Zealand where all four of their children were born. Wyndham, after schooling in England, at the age of 19, was sent to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to be a tea planter. Wyndham continued to paint whilst in Sri Lanka and had a solo show at Kandy, the second largest city of the island. During the Second World War he served in the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps in North Africa and, after a period of convalescence, was back in Sri Lanka exhibiting with a prestigious group of Singhalese artists, the 43 Group. He married in 1949, Ethel Mary Kenyon, younger daughter of Robert Douglas Kenyon (1887-1950) of Hillside, Churt, Surrey and recently of Colombo, Ceylon. In Sri Lanka he turned from tea-planting to tea-broker but, after the death of his brother, in 1960 he returned to England, living on an apple farm in Great Horkesley, Essex, which he had inherited from brother Morgan Francis Pryse Lloyd (1905-1959) and where Wyndham built a bungalow and a small studio. Originally, he had some 200 acres of apple trees which he farmed with his son-in-law, Paul Pissarro. He had little formal art training and apart from six months night classes at Colchester, was mostly self-taught. An artist notable for his landscapes which had a strong pattern element, he also exhibited widely with group shows at New English Art Club in 1942, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours from 1950 and the Royal Society of British Artists from 1952. A Member of the Colchester Art Society and in later years, his exhibitions were mostly in Suffolk and Essex and in 1976 he had a solo exhibition at Mercury Theatre, Colchester and he also exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Rookery Lodge, Great Horkesley, Essex in 1979 'Near Royston' also at Chappel Galleries in 1992, who gave him a memorial exhibition in 2002. Wyndham Marmaduke Pryse Lloyd died in the Colchester district in October 1997.

Works by This Artist