BLOWERS, Bernard Alfred

1904 - 1991

As Alfred Blowers, he was born at Ipswich on 27 November 1904, one of the nine surviving of the twelve children of Frederick Blowers, a market gardener, and his wife Jane née Smith, who married at Ipswich in 1887. In 1911, a 6 year old living at 3 Parliament Road, Ipswich with his parents, 48 year old Frederick and 46 year old Jane, with five siblings, Bertrand 13, Gertrude 11, Ernest 3 and Zena Vera 1. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1948, exhibiting from 687 Foxhall Road, Ipswich in 1943 'Chinese Centenarian', 'Malayan Fisher Girl', 'The Great Torsii, Miyanjina, Japan' and Tokiko and Morneji' and in 1945 four paintings 'Lady of Nippon', 'Sculpture', 'Cherry Blossom' and 'Japanese Village Scene'. He died at Ipswich in January 1991.