TEMPLE, Nigel Hal Longdale

1926 - 2003

Born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 21 January 1926, son of Sydney Temple (2 January 1884-1956) and his wife Honor May née Tucker (14 May 1894-1976), who married at Wells, Somerset in 1917 and in 1939 were guest house proprietors at 60-61 West Street, Farnham, Surrey. Nigel studied at Farnham School of Art 1948-1952, receiving his teacher's national diploma in design and art from Sheffield College of Art 1952-1953 and took a master's degree in architecture from University of Bristol 1978 and doctorate at Keele 1985. After serving in the Royal Air Force 1944-1948 and five years as an art student he became a lecturer on art and education 1953-1978 having an artist in residence secondment at Bristol University 1978-1979. He married in Surrey in 1955, Judith J. M. Tattershill, and they had one son and one daughter. Artist, photographer, lecturer and author he had a series of solo exhibitions in the provinces including the Royal West of England Academy, also showing with the Cheltenham Group and on the continent. His books include 'Farnham Inheritance' 1956 and 'John Nash and the Village Picturesque' 1973. He lived at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire where he died on 4 November 2003.