NEATBY, Edward Mossforth

1888 - 1949

Edward Mossforth Neatby

Edward Mossforth Neatby, was born at Leeds on 22 September 1888, son of artist William James Neatby (1860-1910) and his wife Jane Isabella née Dempster, who married at Leeds in 1887. Edward studied at the Royal College of Art under William Pite (1860-1949), William Lethaby (1857-1931) and Gerald Edward Moira (1867-1959), receiving his diploma in 1910 and also studied at Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks (1862-1937) and Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942). An Associate of the Royal Miniature Society from 1912 and a portrait and landscape painter exhibiting at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Fine Art Society; International Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Royal Academy; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour; Royal Miniature Society and the Royal Scottish Academy 1888-1949, from Birkenhead 1911, London 1911 and 1922, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 1921 and Ipswich in 1932. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1931-1941 and in 1932 exhibited from Amberley, 71 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich six watercolours 'The late Mr Thos. Radcliffe', 'A Bathing Pool on the Moor', 'Woodbridge Tide Mill', 'Portrait', 'Captain Bately' and 'West Wycombe Abbey Loft' and exhibited regularly including six works in 1933 'Sunset at Haytor Rocks, Dartmoor', 'Ben Venne and Ben Voilich, Stirlingshire', 'F. H. Jones, Esq', 'A Pool at Dartmoor', two watercolours 'Drying the Nets, Felixstowe Ferry' and 'Anenomes', six in 1934 and six in 1935 including 'Portrait', 'Sandsend by Night', 'The Smiling Lady', 'A Highland Hamlet', 'Miss Joyce Lillie' and 'Rev. George Potter'. In 1939, an art master in a secondary school, living at Carswood, Grundisburgh, near Ipswich, with the Eddins family. He married 1stly at Wandsworth, London in 1930, Hilda Mary Fletcher [Neatby q.v.] and must have divorced about 1941 about which time he left Ipswich. He married secondly at Claro, Yorkshire in 1947, Vivienne Lilla Corker (1910-1997) and he died at 16 Coppice Drive, Harrogate, Yorkshire on 18 November 1949, aged 60.

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