MUCKLE, Guildford James

1871 - 1964

Born at Monkbretton, Barnsley, Yorkshire on 25 July 1871, son of John Muckle, a mining engineer, and his wife Ann née Scott. In 1881, a 19 year old apprentice wood carver living at 4 East Parade, Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne with his parents, 57 year old John and 52 year old Ann and his two younger siblings, Harold 17 and Marian 16. Guildford married at Watford in 1905, Mary Jane Carlill née Gruby (1866-1929), who was the widow of artist Stephen Briggs Carlill, who was murdered in the Pollela district of South Africa, where they had a farm in Natal where they bred horses. In 1911, a 39 year old artist decorator, living at 7 Netherton Grove, Chelsea with his 44 year old wife Mary Jane [Muckle q.v.], also an artist, with their 5 year old son Thomas Richard, born at Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire and died in 1976. By 1922 they were living at Gedgrave, Orford, Suffolk and Guildford still there in 1937. As G. J. Muckel he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Gedrave in 1937 two oils 'Suffolks' and 'The Launch' and sometimes as John/James Muckle of Gedgrave was a member 1938-1961 and exhibited from Gedgrave in 1938 an oil 'Green and White' and three bust carvings. In 1939 he was living at Cedar Cottage, Snape, Woodbridge, Suffolk exhibited at Ipswich in 1941, three works 'On Trent and Mersey Canal', 'The Canal goes Under' and 'Armitage Church', in 1943 three works 'Deidre Gartside', 'Foxburrow Wood' and 'Now for a Ride' and in 1947 he exhibited watercolours 'The Launch', 'Single Dahlia' and 'The Storm' and was a regular exhibitor. One of his paintings 'Horses on a Hillrock at Ortford, Suffolk' (1937), was probably his 'Suffolks', was sold at Keys Auction at Aylsham, Norfolk in 1993. He died at Thetford, Norfolk on 10 September 1964.




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