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 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, Designers, Engravers & Process Workers, 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. 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 Gallery, 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 Colour; 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 he 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'.

Photographer: ŽDavid Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library

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