EGGINTON, Wycliffe

1875 - 1951

Wycliffe Egginton, was born at Kings Norton, Birmingham on 12 October 1875 and baptised at Birmingham on 7 September 1879, eldest child of John Wickliffe Egginton, a merchant, and his wife Elizabeth Sarah née Green, who married at Kings Norton in 1874. Wycliffe was educated at Birmingham and Wallasey. He married at Birkenhead, Cheshire in 1902, Edith Calder (26 April 1880-1957) and they had three sons and two daughters. In 1911, an art master and artist, living at 15 Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon with his 30 year old wife Edith and four children, Douglas Wycliffe 6, Edith Lucy 3, Francis John 2, all born Wallasey, Cheshire and newly born Elizabeth Mary, born Newton Abbot. Principal of Newton Abbot School of Art from 1909 which he resigned in 1919. A landscape painter both in oil but mostly in watercolour and elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1912 and exhibited in 1913 an oil 'Newton Abbot, South Devon' and in 1939 his watercolour 'The River Deben' was on show. He also had a number of one-man shows at the New Bond Street Galleries of the Fine Art Society and at Paris Salon and exhibited from 5 Devon Terrace, Teignmouth, Devon at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, a watercolour 'The Estuary'. He was chairman of the Newton Abbot Arts and Crafts Society in 1920 when it was disbanded owing to lack of interest and its library was given to the town. In 1939, a landscape & portrait artist, living at 3 South View, Teignmouth, Devon and he died at Rosemont, Dawlish, Devon on 15 June 1951. His son (Francis John) Frank Egginton (10 November 19087 April 1990) was also an artist and in 1942 they had a joint exhibition at New Bond Street Galleries in London. Wycliffe signed his work 'W. Egginton' and underlined.




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