1917 - 2000

Church Square

John Hugh Barrow Penton, was born at Marylebone, London on 8 May 1917, his mother's maiden name was Green. Jack, as he was known, studied at the Central School of Arts & Crafts and in 1939, whilst still a student, Penton won the competition for the exhibition centre-piece at Olympia. An artist and interior designer, a director of the Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery Trust and illustrated Peter Cleverly's 'Drawing Together' (1995). He married at Oxford in 1947, Eileen Honor Pollington Milburn (1915-3 March 2013) and they moved to Walpole in Suffolk. Jack died at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 4 June 2000.

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