DEXTER, Owen

1880 - 1952

Born at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire on 18 April 1880, son of Walter Sothern Dexter, photographic artist, and his wife Emily née Allday, who married at Birmingham in 1875. In 1881, living at 44 Midland Road, Wellingborough with his parents, 32 year old Walter and 29 year old Emily, and siblings, 4 year old Walter Dexter [q.v.] and 2 year old Sothern. The following year the family opened a photography & fancy shop at 109 High Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk where their son Irving and daughter Ida were born. Owen was educated at Kings Lynn and followed in his father's profession as a photographer in the town. By 1911, leaving his parents, now hotel proprietors at Sea Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, was a 30 year old 'illustrator of works and painter of pictures' living on his own account at 18 Greyhound Lane, Streatham, London. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1913-1915 and exhibited from Geldham House, Felixstowe in 1913 oil paintings 'An Old Warrior', om 1914 'A Suffolk Country Girl' and a 'Suffolk Shepherd', in 1915 'An Eastern Shepherd' and 'Westminster Bridge and Clock Tower' and in 1916 'Westminster Abbey' and 'A Mondk'. He married at Wandsworth, London in 1927, Agnes Mary Green (19 December 1882-1965) and in 1939 an artist painter (incapacitated) living at 201a Church Road, Croydon, Surrey with his wife and where he died in 1952, aged 71.





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