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 (24 May 1860-20 April 1910) and his second wife Jane Isabella née Dempster (1867-1 April 1936), who married at Leeds in October 1887. In 1901, 12-year-old Edward was living at 2 Springfield Road, Wimbledon, Surrey with his parents, 40-year-old William, a sculptor and painter, who was born at Barnsley and 33-year-old Jane Isabella, who was born Derry Hill, Wiltshire with a 9-year-old sibling sister Magdalen Ruth, born at Wimbledon. Edward was educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and 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 studied at Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks (1862-1937) and Philip Wilson Steer. An Associate of the Royal Miniature Society from 1912 and a portrait and landscape painter exhibiting at Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; Fine Art Society; International Society of Sculptors Painters; Walker Art Gallery; Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Royal Academy; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Scottish Academy 1888-1949, from Birkenhead 1911, London 1911 and 1922, Walter's Ash, 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 firstly at Wandsworth, London in 1930, Hilda Mary Neatby née Fletcher, and must have divorced about 1941 about which time he left Ipswich. He married secondly at Harrogate, Yorkshire on 9 June 1947, Vivienne Lilla Corker (1910-1997), elder daughter of Charles W. Taylor of Monkseaton and widow of Harold Frederick Seer Corker (1892-1939) of Hope, Derbyshire. Edward Mossforth Neatby was of 16 Coppice Drive, Harrogate when he died in a Harrogate Nursing Home on 18 November 1949, aged 60, leaving a widow and stepdaughter. He signed his works 'Edward Neatby'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 71 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich
1936 852 Ben Venue and Ben Ledi
1938 952 Condemned Cottages, Ipswich

Works by This Artist