GRAY, Frederick P

1911 - 1960

Frederick P Gray was born at 37 Salisbury Avenue, Colchester, Essex on 26 July 1911, second son of Arthur Thomas Gray (1872-1934), an engineer cost clerk, and his wife Rose Elizabeth née Delf (1879-1972), who married at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1904. Frederick studied at the Royal College of Art and was a painter and designer of jewellery for television and films. An Associate of the Royal Cambrian Academy and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1937-1944 and exhibited from 57 Heath Road, Ipswich in 1937 three oil paintings 'Catherine', 'March 37' and 'Dockers' and a watercolour 'Harbour's Mouth, Yare' and in 1938 exhibited from 18 Ashmere Grove, Ipswich two oils 'Still Life with Lantern' and 'Felixstowe'. He married at Westminster, London in 1936, Lois Selby (born 20 April 1916) and in 1939 a secondary school master living at 57 Heath Road, Ipswich with his wife Mary Lois, their son Michael Selby Gray (17 January 1939-2005) and Frederick's widowed mother Rose. Frederick took part in the Pilgrim Trust 'Recording Britain' project and latterly lived in London and died at Hammersmith in 1960.