PARSONS, Richard Thomas

1925 - 2000

Richard Parsons

Born at West Derby, Lancashire on 1 July 1925, son of John Parsons (18 January 1891-), an advertising novelty designer, and his wife Katherine Gladys née Thomas (13 February 1894-1982), who married at West Derby in 1924 and in 1939 were living at 12 Delhi Road, Edmonton, London when mother Katherine was a builder's sales agent. Richard studied for five years at Hornsey College of Art after which was a freelance illustrator working for major publishers including Frederick Warne & Co., and MacMillian & Co. Later head of graphic design and vice-principal at Great Yarmouth School of Art then took the position as principal of Lowestoft School of Art, which he held from 1961 until he retired in 1982. A painter, designer and illustrator and had solo exhibitions at John Whibley Gallery and in the provinces and often painted in the Southwold and Walberswick area of Suffolk and was one-time president of the Southwold Art Circle. He died at Lowestoft in 2000, he was unmarried.

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