MARSTON, Reginald St Clair

1886 - 1943

Reginald St Clair Marston was born at Willenhall, near Wolverhampton on 15 January 1886, son of Edmund Dunton Marston (1847-9 March 1926), a door bolt maker, and his wife Charlotte née Shepherd (1845-1920), who married at Short Heath Holy Trinity church on 12 December 1864. In 1891, Reginald was a 5-year-old, living at Wednesfield Road, Wolverhampton with his parents, 44-year-old Edmund, now a relieving officer, and 45-year-old Charlotte and by 1901 they had moved to Union offices, St Peter's Close, Wolverhampton but Reginald had departed by 1911. Known as St Clair Marston, he studied at Birmingham, Paris and in Munich. A painter and occasional etcher, who worked in oils and was noted for his serene landscape paintings. He exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1923, 'Santa Maria, Degli Angeli, below Assisi' he also exhibited at the Royal Academy; the Royal Society of British Artists; Fine Art Society; Whitworth Gallery, Manchester; Towner Gallery, Eastbourne; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Salisbury Gallery, Rhodesia and elsewhere. He married at Florence, Italy in 1922, Ellen Freda Clulow and in 1939, a landscape artist, living at Little Garth, Dedham, Essex with his wife Ellen Freda (24 October 1895-27 March 1949), also a 'landscape painter & etcher'. He was of The Hill, Langport, Somerset when he died at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London on 26 February 1943. His wife, who died on 27 March 1949, left half of the residue of her estate to the National Trust to be called the 'St Clair Marston Fund'. He signed his works 'St Clair Marston'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Studio, 12 Melina Place, St John's Wood, London
1922 687 Washing Pool, Assisi - watercolour
         715 The Carrara Mountains - watercolour
from The Retreat, Houghton, near Arundel, Sussex
1923 755 Beeches near Arundel - watercolour
         786 Valley of the Tiber - watercolour
1924 64 Above an Old Chalk Pit, Sussex
         813 Evening - watercolour
from 420 Addison House, Grove End Road, Northwest London
1925 777 Bordighera - watercolour
from Amberley, Surrey
1927 890 Willow near Arundel - watercolour
from 14 Circus Road Mansions, St John's Wood, Northwest London
1929 109 The end of the Valley
         614 Farm near Sospel
         734 Evening - watercolour
from Littlegarth, Dedham, Essex
1931 575 An Italian River
         902 Rothenburg from the Tauber - tempera
1932 348 Spring Morning, Tuscany
1933 342 Sassa, near Bordighera
         522 The Nervi Valley, Bordighera
1937 460 Kilchurn Castle, Loch Aure
         731 Rothenburg - watercolour
1939 239 Corfe Castle
         467 The Sussex Downs from Poynings

Works by This Artist