OAKES, John Beauchamp

1894 - 1963

John Beauchamp Oakes, was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 9 February and baptised at Hawkedon, Suffolk on 25 March 1894, third of the four sons of Revd Beilby Portens Oakes (1858-1900), rector of Hawkedon, and his second wife Ethel Mary née Waddington (1868-1900), who married at Cavenham, Suffolk in 1888. Educated at Hazelwell College, Cheltenham and joined the army rising to the rank of Major. A landscape and still life painter who exhibited ten works at the Army Officers Art Society exhibitions in 1928 and 1929, the subjects included landscapes in Sussex, Hampshire and East Anglia as well as some garden scenes. He married in 1933, Frances Harriet Doucha Gaussen née Garden (1877-1970). As Major J. B. Oakes, he exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Art Society [q.v.] held at the School of Art Building, Cornhill, Bury St Edmund's in 1948 when living in Thurston End Hall, Hawkedon, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk and was a member and exhibitor of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1949-1958 and was also a member of Ipswich Art Club 1950-1963 where he exhibited from 2 Southgate Green, Bury St Edmund's in 1950, two oils 'Mudflats' and 'Chrysanthemums', three in 1951 'The Jade Vase', 'March Ploughing' and 'Elm Hill, Autumn', three in 1952 'Polyanthus', 'Sunny Harvest' and 'October Haze' and was an annual exhibitor until his death, his last exhibits were in 1963 'Polyanthus' and 'Antirrhinums'. He died at 2 Southgate Green, Bury St Edmund's on 23 February 1963, aged 69 and his wife followed on 8 May 1970.

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