ALSTON, Edward Constable

1866 - 1939

Edward Constable Alston, was born at White Colne, Essex on 9 February and baptised at Colne Engaine on 17 July 1866, son of Daniel Constable Alston (1845-1881), a brewer, and his wife Sarah Ann née Watermouth (1842-1919), who married at Hackney, London in 1865. In 1871, Edward was living with widowed grandmother, Mary Ann Waterworth at Wingfield Hall, Suffolk and in 1881, again with his grandmother, but at Clinton Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, with his sibling sisters, Georgina Sarah [Todd] (1869-1936) and Mary Eva Katherine Alston, who were both born at Wingfield. By 1891, Edward had returned to live at Wingfield, when described as an artist, living with his 72 year old uncle Henry Waterworth, a farmer, with the two sibling sisters. In November 1907 Edward was appointed an instructor in the painting school at the Royal College of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy; New English Art Club; Royal Institute of Painters at Liverpool, Oldham and other provincial galleries. He married at Christ Church, Turnham Green, Middlesex on 23 July 1909, Constance Ethel Waterworth and in 1911, a 45 year old 'artist and instructor at the Royal College of Art' living at 21 Ashburnham Grove, Chelsea, London with his wife Constance, who was born at Wingfield. For over 30 years an instructor at the Royal College of Art in the School of Painting and an artist of keen sensibility, whose personal interests were always sacrificed to those of his students. He lived at 6 Lammas Park Garden, Ealing, London W5 and died at 24 Mount Park Road, Ealing, London on 9 February 1939, he had a son Albert Edward Constable Alston (1912-1994). He signed his works 'E. Constable Alston.'

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