OAKES, John Beauchamp

1894 - 1963

John Beauchamp Oakes was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 9 February 1894 and baptised at Hawkedon, Suffolk on 25 March 1894, third of the four sons of Revd Beilby Porteus Oakes (19 August 1858-19 October 1933), rector of Hawkedon, and his second wife, Ethel Mary Waddington (24 January 1856-11 November 1911), second daughter of Harry Spencer Waddington of Cavenham Hall, who married at Cavenham, Suffolk on 26 April 1888, Beilby Oakes married his first wife, Maria Catherine Heigham, at All Saints' Ipswich on 15 October 1884, she was the daughter of Clement Henry John Heigham, chief constable of Suffolk and she died in August 1885, aged 25. John was 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 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 (19 August 1877-8 May 1970). As Major J. B. Oakes, he exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Art Society 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'. John Beauchamp Oakes 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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