1936 - ?

John Reginald Burman was born at Creeting St Mary, near Ipswich in 1936, son of Reginald Dick Burman (10 April 1915-1987) and his wife Lily Estella née Jacobs (10 April 1914-20 November 1983), who married at Ipswich in 1935. John's brother was Peter Burman. In 1939, his father was a lorry driver for East Suffolk County Council, living at Council Cottages, Creeting Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk with his wife Lily and their two sons. John is an artist in paint, plastic and clay and mostly self-taught although he spent a year part-time at Valetta Art College, Malta. He married at Ipswich in 1959, Shirley A Hales. John concentrated on landscapes with special interest in East Anglia and was a member of Ipswich Art Club 1961-1974, exhibiting from 417 Spring Road, Ipswich in 1961 two watercolours, 'Early Morning Delight, near Playford' and 'Girl Reading', in 1962 he exhibited an oil, 'Woodbridge Horse Show' and two watercolours 'Early Morning Dock' and 'Trimley Marshland' and in 1963 exhibited the same title but in oil together with another oil 'Playford Landscape' and two watercolours 'Harwich from Trimley' and 'Mousehole Studio' after which his entries were irregular. In 1970 he exhibited from Old School, Freston, near Ipswich, two watercolours 'Dawn at Pin Mill' and 'Landing Stage, Felixstowe' and the three pictures entered in 1971 were his last. Over the years, he has gradually changed from painting landscapes to creating still life, often including flowers, with clear cut shapes and strong, cool colours. He has also exhibited at the New English Art Club, the Royal Watercolour Society, and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. Collections holding his works include Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and the Museum of Fine Art, Valetta. He has his studio at The Old School Gallery, The Street, Freston, Ipswich.
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