1941 - ?

Neil Rutherford

Harry Neil Rutherford was born at Stockton-on-Tees in 1941, son of Robert Wilkinson Rutherford (8 July 1903-19 August 1994) and Harriette Alice née Lindstrom (20 January 1907-22 February 2002), daughter the late Rev H. E. S. Lindstrom (1866-1928), a missionary of Kobe, Japan, who married at Yokohama, Japan in 1931. 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, Suffolk to display a unique collection of artworks from the talented Soper family which includes Eileen Alice Soper. 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.