FISKE, George Green

1846 - 1932

George Green Fiske, was born at Islington, London in 1846, son of Sarah Ann Fisk[sic], who married at Hintlesham, Suffolk in 1857, Charles Hayward, a tenant farmer of 237 acres at Laurel Farm, Hintlesham. George married in 1869, Eliza Mary Ann (1848-1900), who was the daughter of George Hayward and his first wife Sarah Henrietta née Cooper who had died earlier that year. George took over the running of Laurel Farm and in 1881, a farmer of 260 acres at Hintlesham, living with his 32 year old Hintlesham born wife and seven children, Herbert 10, Mabel 8, Edith 7, Edward 5, William 4, Charles 3 and Kathleen 2, all Hintlesham born. George was declared insolvent when of Hintlesham on 7 March 1882. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1876-1930 and exhibited from Hintlesham in 1881, seven paintings including oils ‘Sherbourn Mill, Manningtree’, 'Erwarton Gateway', 'The Gables, Bergholt' and 'Cottages at Flowton', in 1882 he exhibited eight paintings and in 1883, when a farmer at Creeting St Mary, near Needham Market, Suffolk, he had on display eleven paintings including oils 'Avenue Hintlesham', 'Moonlight Scene', 'Meet at Stonham Pie Stables', 'Raydon Mill', 'Tired', 'Bit of old Hadleigh', 'Flatford Cottage' and continued to exhibit until 1929, a total of over 88 works, most of the subjects were local landscape views but included in 1890 ‘Cromer’ and ‘Spring Farm Coddenham’ and the Ipswich & Colchester Museum Service has his oil of ‘Willie Lott’s Cottage’ which was loaned for the centenary exhibition of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974. George also exhibited from Needham Market, at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in April 1887, three oils 'Coddenham Crown', 'Lane at Boxford' and 'Goat' and in 1889 at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition at the Assembly Room at the Bull Hotel, Woodbridge several oil paintings. He was still farming at Creeting in 1891, but he lost his wife in 1900 after which he moved to the Red House, Coddenham, Suffolk where he was the local sanitary inspector and was still there in 1911, with his 38 year old daughter Mabel Henrietta, as his housekeeper, and his 25 year old son Dudley Richard, a builder and deputy registrar. He died at Hill House, Coddenham on 20 February 1932, aged 85.

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