SCOTT, Eric Ronald

1904 - 1960

Born at Madras, India on 31 January and baptised on 24 March 1904, son of Thomas Ridsdale Scott, an English professor in Madras, and his wife Alicia née Lorenz, from a Bangalore family with Dutch origins. Eric came to England in 1924 and earned his living as an electrical engineer until 1950, when he became a full-time painter and illustrator. He married at Lincoln in 1933, Majorie Lilian Bradbury (1907-1991), their son was Richard Scott [q.v.] and in 1939 a chartered electrical engineer living at Moana, Nightingale Lane, Bromley, Kent with his wife and son Richard. A mostly self-taught painter although he did have life classes at Bromley School of Art in the 1940's. He exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as early as 1935 also showing in 1948 and also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists. He moved to Walberswick, Suffolk and became a member and exhibitor at Ipswich Art Club 1952-1960 and exhibited oil paintings from Samphor Cottage, Walberswick in 1951 'Red House Farm, Westleton' and 'High Street, Yoxford', in 1952 'The Shire Hall, Woodbridge', 'Winter Afternoon near Snape' and 'Morning Cloud, Walberswick' in 1958 four works 'Ringstead Farm, Hunstanton', 'St George's Yacht Yard, Walberswick', 'Afternoon near Iken' and 'Beeches near Butley' in 1959 'Snape Bridge, Suffolk', 'Morning on the Blyth, Walberswick', 'Storm across the Blyth Estuary' and 'Blythburgh at Mid-day'. Two of his Walberswick paintings were commissioned by British Railways for reproduction as carriage panels and two others, 'Ferry Knoll' and 'Valley Farm' were exhibited in The Walberswick Enigma Exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1994. His death is recorded in the Ipswich district in 1960, aged 56.




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