BACK , Kenneth William

1944 - 2002

Kenneth William Back, was born at Guildford, Surrey on 2 April 1944, son of Lawrence Back (1901-1969) and his wife Winifred A. née Simpson (1900-1949), who married at Dover, Kent in 1933. Educated at Astor School, Dover and studied at Dover, Folkestone and Canterbury Schools of Art 1959-1964, and at the Royal Academy Schools 1964-1967. An artist in oil and ink, and a teacher at Suffolk College 1971-1995 and exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy 1965-1993. He also exhibited at Piccadilly Gallery; Park Walk Gallery, London and Discerning Eye 1990-1992 and was a member of the Suffolk Group of Artists which included an exhibition 'Walberswick Post-War to Present' at Chappel Galleries, Essex in 1998. He married at Walberswick, Suffolk in 1970, Corinne Roberts-Jones (1944-1996) and they had a son and a daughter. He latterly lived at White Cottage, 135 Semere Green Lane, Dickleburgh, Diss on the Suffolk/Norfolk border and died on 25 July 2002. His paintings are represented in Nuffield Collection and St John's College, Oxford and elsewhere.