GREEN, John Alfred

1932 - ?

John A. Green

Born at Washbrook, Suffolk in 1932, son of Alfred John Green (1909-1943), a master mason, and his wife Phyllis May née Finch (1909-1998), who married at Washbrook in 1932. He attended St Joseph's College, Ipswich and served a five year apprenticeship with a stonemason before studying for his design diploma in sculpture at Ipswich School of Art 1951-1954, gaining a first-class diploma and a silver medal, after which he studied at the Royal College of Art 1954-1957, gaining a first-class diploma for stone carving and a silver medal for letter-cutting. He assisted Jacob Epstein 1955-1959 and taught part-time at Ipswich School of Art 1957-1971, when living at The Old School House, Burstall, near Ipswich, and again 1984-1988. Senior tutor at Orton Trust from 1969 also director of monument conservation at Croydon College of Art & Design 1979-1980. His large sculpture commissions include churches at Bushey, Poole, Welwyn Garden City, Kuching Cathedral, Sarawak, Ipswich Civic Centre and Witham Shopping Centre. He has had solo exhibitions at John Whibley Gallery 1971 also exhibiting at Chappel Galleries, Essex.