1941 - ?

Neil Rutherford

Harry Neil Rutherford, was born at Durham in 1941, son of Robert W. Rutherford and Harriette A. née Lindstrom, who married at Yokohama, Japan 1931/5. Known as Neil Rutherford, a former pupil of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts and Adviser on Sculpture for The Soper Collection, the world’s first art gallery and education centre based at Lavenham, to showcase a unique collection of artwork from the talented Soper family which includes Eileen Soper [q.v.]. A sculptor & photographer, he married at Chelmsford, Essex in 1999, Sarah L. Cornwell and they lived at 48 High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk with his studio at Meridian Studios, 48A, High Street, Lavenham. The Lavenham Womens' Institute commissioned from Rutherford, a roadside village sign for the village in 2011.