MURRILLS, Harold Claude

1915 - 2006

Harold Claude Murrills, was born at 219 London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 26 March 1915, son of Martin Claude Murrills (4 October 1878-1958), a boot shop manager, and his wife Polly Fanny née Oxbrow (5 September 1881-1976), who married at Ipswich in 1907. In 1939 a 'tailoring display man' living at 14 Chalgrove Avenue, Morden, Surrey. In 1942 'by permission of a Miss J. W. Williams of Bournemouth', was exhibited at Ipswich Art Club, Murrills painting 'An Old Corner, Ipswich' at that time Murrells was serving in the Suffolk Regiment in the War. In 2002 he was living at 4 Clayton Park, Hassocks, West Sussex and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists and after moving to Hassocks he founded an art society and was a leading member in two others, the Croydon Art Society and the Wapping Group. The author of 'Practical Display Instructor' and 'The Display of Canned, Packed & Bottled Goods'. He died at Brighton, Sussex on 24 May 2006.