NORMAN, George Parsons

1840 - 1914

As George Parson Norman, he was born at Newington, Surrey in 1840, eldest child of George Parson Norman, a conveyancer clerk, and his wife Emily née Clarke, who married at Newington in 1839. In 1851, a 10 year old, living at 12 East Harding Street, St Bride's, London with his parents, 36 year old George Parson Norman and 34 year old Emily, with two siblings, Selina 8 and Horace John 2. George married at Hackney in 1865, Eleanor Clark and in 1861 they were living at London Fields, Hackney. About 1878 they moved to Lowestoft, Suffolk and in 1881, a 39 year old artist, living at 2 Burton Street, Lowestoft with his 34 year old wife Eleanor and two children, Pattie Eleanor 14 [q.v.] and George Samuel 9 [q.v.], both born in London. A landscape and coastal painter and as Parsons Norman, a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1874-1914 exhibiting from his studio at Old Bank House, London Road, Lowestoft in 1881, three paintings ‘Soham Fen, Cambridgeshire’, 'Fritton Decoy' and 'By the Fen City', and in 1882 he had on show his Royal Academy exhibit 'On the Waveney, by Beccles' and in 1883 had four pictures on show 'A Quiet Corner on Fritton Water, Suffolk', 'A Peep at Fritton from the Hill', 'A Troop on a Suffolk Broad' and 'The Samuel Plimsoll Lifeboat' and continued to exhibit regularly. By 1888 he had moved his studio to Dagmar House, London Road and by 1892 had his home at 1 St Margaret’s Terrace, Church Road with his studio at 9 Commercial Road, Lowestoft. He later moved to Norwich and afterwards to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He also exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; the Royal Academy and in 1877 at the Royal Society of British Artists from 38 Elgin Road, Maida Vale, London four watercolours 'Brig Ashore', 'Warren House, Lanelaft', 'Landscape with Sheep' and 'Moon Rising of the Ness, Lowestoft' but 1881-1897 his address is from Lowestoft and in 1897 from Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich. He hyphenated his name to Parsons-Norman and the late Parsons-Norman had on show in 1923 a watercolour'Sketch of the Strumpshore Staithe, near Brundall'. Many of his pictures featured on local holiday postcards and were used for many years and he published three books of his paintings 'Poppyland' and 'Broadland' No. 1 and No. 2. He was of 81 City Road, Norwich when he died at 88 Garden Terrace, Springfield Road, Gorleston, Suffolk on 27 September 1914, aged 74 and his wife died the following year aged 69.




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