HORNE, Robert (Bob)

1923 - 2010

Bob Horne

Robert William Horne was born at Ascot, Berkshire on 21 January 1923, son of Alfred Ernest Horne (1897-), an engineer, and his wife Alice Matilda née Leaver (13 January 1899-3 August 1990), who married at Ascot in 1919, his wife Alice changed her name by deed poll in 1945 to Harrison. Bob, as he liked to be called, studied etching at the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design and although he attended many lectures and talks on fine art as well as techniques, he was self-taught. He developed his interest in marine paintings from studying the development and form of sailing ships, with special reference to early vessels. He painted in oil and watercolour and his work included illustrations of marine subjects for publications as well as commissions for painting and reconstructing detailed pictures of specific sailing vessels. A founder member, secretary and past chairman of the Royal Society of Arts, East Anglia Region, and was also a member of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists. Having retired from scientific research he was able to devote much of his time to sailing his auxiliary sloop 'Etosha' which formed the basis for many of his paintings. He exhibited at Tudor Galleries, Norwich and elsewhere. He married at Downham Market, Norfolk in 1946, Doris May Bedingfield (3 May 1924-24 November 2009). Robert William Horne died at his home at 14 Kingston Square, Norwich on 13 November 2010, aged 87.

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