ALSTON, Edward Constable

1866 - 1939

Edward Constable Alston was born at White Colne, Essex on 9 February 1866 and baptised at Colne Engaine on 17 July 1866, son of Daniel Constable Alston (1845-1881), a brewer, and his wife Sarah Ann née Waterworth (1842-1919), who married at Hackney, London in 1865. In 1871, Edward was living with his 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, Suffolk. By 1891, Edward had returned to live at Wingfield Hall, 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 he married at Christ Church, Turnham Green, Middlesex on 23 July 1909, Constance Ethel Waterworth. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, at the New English Art Club; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and at Liverpool, Oldham, and other provincial galleries. 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. Edward Constable Alston 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.'

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 60 Longridge Road, Southwest London
1887 1546 A Study - drawing
1895 280 Mrs Edwin Mandeville
1896 118 Mrs Robert Unwin
1901 96 Winifred Francklin, daughter of the Rev. W. Borrow
1905 910 Portrait of a Lady - watercolour
1907 964 Frolic - watercolour
1916 196 Mother and Child
1923 677 Sunshine
from 6 Lammas Park Gardens, Ealing
1931 793 September Ploughing

Works by This Artist