KING, Robert Charles

1890 - 1965

Robert Charles King was born at 87 Lacey Street, Ipswich on 26 March 1890 and baptised on 8 June 1890, son of Alice King. In 1891, a 1-year-old, living at 87 Lacey Street, Ipswich with his grandparents, Charles William King, a carpenter, and his wife Adelaide, both 59, and their children Alice 27, Ernest 20 and Amelia 17, all unmarried and working in a foreign postage stamp business, and Robert was still living with his grandparents in 1901. Robert was educated at the British Boys' School, Ipswich and married at Ipswich in 1920, Alice Maud Hepworth (21 June 1878-22 November 1966) after which he hyphenated his name to Hepworth-King, his wife gave several differing birth years. Specialist in Chinese lacquer work, he was living at Coytes Gardens, 14 Friars Street, Ipswich in 1922 but by 1933 a ‘decorative artist’ at 32 Butter Market, Ipswich later living at 28 Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich but in 1939 was a chiropodist and masseuse at 184 Nacton Road, Ipswich with his wife Alice. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1945-1952 and exhibited from 'Briar Patch', 20 Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1947 an oil painting 'The Autumn Bench', in 1948 from 6 Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, an oil 'Hyacinths and Tulips', but in 1950 again exhibited from Felixstowe an oil 'Daffodils' which is his last exhibit. He was of 'Floraldene', Kirton Road, Bucklesham, Ipswich when he died at the Ipswich & East Suffolk Hospital on 1 February 1965.