POCOCK, Geoffrey Buckingham

1879 - 1960

Geoffrey Buckingham Pocock

Geoffrey Buckingham Pocock, was born at 47 Ludgate Hill, London on 15 October and baptised at Holborn on 17 December 1879, son of William Josephus Pocock (26 April 1830-1910), chief cashier, City of London Brewery, and his wife, widow Ellen Miles née Houlton (12 January 1844-10 May 1911), widow of Daniel Johnson, William and Ellen married in London on 21 December 1878. In 1891 his father William, banker's cashier, was living at King Edward Street, City of London with his 46 year old wife Ellen Miles, a wholesale milliner, his 20 year old step-daughter Gertrude Elise Johnson, William's 62 year old sister Emma Elizabeth Pocock with two servants. Geoffrey was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London leaving in 1897 and in January 1900 enlisted in the City Imperial Volunteers and fought in the Boer War. On his return from South Africa, he studied at Slade School of Fine Art gaining a first class certificates for painting and drawing. Pocock become life master and teacher of etching at Battersea Polytechnic School of Art and later life master at London County Council School of Photo-Engraving and Lithography at Bolt Court, London. Geoffrey married at Hampstead, London on 18 February 1916, Anna Airy [q.v.] and worked from his studio at 5 Parkhill Road, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead. A painter, both in oil and watercolour, etcher and pastelier of portraits, landscapes and architectural views, he exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; New English Art Club; the Royal Academy; the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1908-1936, from London in 1908 and Playford, Ipswich in 1935. Although not a member, in 1923 he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club three works, an oil 'Summer in Suffolk' and two watercolours 'Playford Hall' and 'The Poppy Field'. In 1974, at the centenary exhibition of the club, his watercolour 'Sudbury Church' was exhibited with a small selection of his work shown during the Anna Airy retrospective exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1985. In 1987, an exhibition was held at the Haste Gallery, Great Colman Street, Ipswich of about 100 of his works. In 1939 he was a painter artist living at The Cottage, Playford, Little Bealings near Woodbridge with his wife Anna and he died at The Cottage, Playford on 3 August 1960, aged 78. He signed his works 'G. Buckingham Pocock' with a date.

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