MOSS, Sidney Dennant

1885 - 1946

Sidney Dennant Moss was born at Ipswich on 10 June 1885, son of Robert John Moss (1859-6 April 1932), a draper's accountant, and his first wife Alice Maud née Dennant (1858-1895), who married at Ipswich in 1882. As an apprentice lithographic artist in Manchester, on 27 November 1905 he joined the Amalgamated Society of Lithographic Artists, where he learnt his art skills, resigning in 1911. In 1911, Sidney was a 25-year-old lithographic designer, boarding at Porth Enys Villa, Mousehole, Cornwall and served in the First World War as a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps and after serving in France and Salonika, was demobilised from the 95th Labour Corps in 1919 and in 1921 was an artist, boarding at 36 Marlborough Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire. In 1932 he sailed for Port Said, Egypt and on his return from the Middle East he married at Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London on 29 December 1933, Joan Hildeburgh Glynn (4 January 1899-3 July 1979), younger daughter of John Glynn of Crowborough. A landscape and figure painter and a member of Ipswich Art Society 1913-1930 and 1935-1941, exhibiting from Tunbridge Wells in 1923 three works, 'Moonrise, Ashdown Forest', 'Walberswick' and 'Moonlight' and in 1927 three works 'Autumn in Downland' and two watercolours 'Cloud Castles' and 'And the Sun was Darkened'. He resigned his membership of Ipswich Art Society in August 1930 but was re-elected at Ipswich in 1935 when he exhibited from the same address two watercolours, 'Half a Gale, Newhaven' and 'Rolling Downs'. He also exhibited at Tibbenham's Art Gallery, Upper Brook Street, Ipswich in 1943 'London River'. Elected an associate of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1926 and a full member in 1935 and was a member of Brighton Art Club. From about 1920 Moss lived at The Studio, 32 Prospect Road, Tunbridge Wells, later living at Pevensey, Sussex. He exhibited at all the major galleries including the Royal Academy; Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; the Beaux Arts Gallery; the Fine Art Society and Paris Salon also exhibiting at several galleries in the provinces. In 1939, a landscape artist living at 'Fourwinds', Hankham Street, Hailsham, Sussex with his wife Joan and Sidney Dennant Moss died at Lewes Railway Station, Sussex on 21 December 1946, aged 61. Brighton Art Gallery gave him a memorial exhibition in 1947 and his oil 'In Constable Country' was loaned by Ipswich Museum for exhibition at the Ipswich Art Club centenary in 1974. He signed his works 'S. Dennant Moss'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 53 Lanecroft Road, Tulse Hill Park, London
1912 970 The White Cloud - watercolour
from 34 Christchurch Road, Streatham Hill, London
1915 1182 Rochester Castle: The Sentinel - watercolour
from The Studio, 3 Prospect Road, Tunbridge Wells
1923 739 The Hub of the City - watercolour
         833 The Sentinel - watercolour
1924 335 'Windover,' South Downs
         421 The Ortler
1925 361 Morning Skies
         382 The Great Hills of the Country: South Downs
1927 493 Encircling Hills: Corfe Castle
1929 687 The Viaduct
1930 732 A City of Ancient Towers - watercolour
1935 446 A Sussex Lane, November
from 32 Prospect Road, Tunbridge Wells
1936 298 From the Kipling Windows of 'The Light that Failed'
from Four Winds, Hankham, near Pevensey, Sussex
1937 386 Storm Clouds breaking on the River Arun
         492 Road, Rail and River
1938 496 Medway Medley
         540 London River
1945 186 Near Land's End
         222 On the Edge of the Plain, Salisbury
1946 448 Fire Beacons, Sussex
the late S Dennant Moss
1947 508 My Garden

Works by This Artist