GRIFFITH, Edward Hales

1909 - 1982

Born at Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Cheshire on 20 January and baptised 6 April 1909, son of sculptor Edward Owen Griffith and his wife Miriane Rachel née Hales, who married at Chester in 1892. In 1911 young Edward was living with his parents at Lynton Lodge, Bebington Road, Birkenhead and his four siblings including 17 year old Frances Eric Griffith, an art student. He attended Birkenhead School, Liverpool College of Art 1926-1929 and then the Royal College of Art 1930-1933. Engaged in part-time teaching at Laird School of Art and St Anselm's Secondary School, Birkenhead 1934-1939 and in 1939 an unmarried art master in Alsop Grammar School, Liverpool 1940-1941, living at Martins Lane, Wallasey, Cheshire. He then enlisted in the army as a gunner/signaller until 1947 after which he taught at Liverpool College of Art for over 20 years and on his retirement returned to college to paint in the life room. A member of Liverpool Academy of Arts and also exhibited in watercolour, gouache and drawings at Bluecoat Chambers in 1950. He moved to Sudbury in Suffolk from where he exhibited at Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and the Museum of Liverpool. He died in the Sudbury district of Suffolk in 1982.

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