EDMUNDS, Evelyn Roy

1884 - 1965

Born at 2 St John's Wood Park, Hampstead, London on 18 December 1884, second son of George Richard Edmunds, a solicitor, and his wife Caroline Augusta née Gardner, who married at Marylebone in 1880. On 15 May 1900 he enlisted in the Royal Navy being promulgated sub-lieutenant on 15 April 1905 and served at a Lt.Com. during the First World War. He retired with the rank of Commander and lived at Weybridge, Surrey when he travelled with his wife Maud to Jamaica, W.I.. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1964 but exhibited from Highstead, Leeks Hill, Melton, Suffolk in 1941 'Rhubarb', in 1942 'Carnations' and 'The White Poplar', in 1943 four oils 'Flower Piece', A Bucketful of Flowers', 'Tulips and Irises' and 'Elms and Ivy', in 1944 two oils 'Iceland Poppies' and 'Snowdrops', in 1947, two oil painting 'No Coupons' and 'Spring Sunshine' in 1948 two oil paintings 'In the Grounds of Bury Hill' and 'Mr. F. G. Hender' and two oils in 1949 'Wallflowers' and 'Greenery', two in 1951 'An Old Fan' and 'Interior' and was a regular exhibitor exhibiting two or three oil paintings each year but in 1959 was exhibiting from Graham House, Anglesea Road, Ipswich two oils 'Still Life' and 'Flower Piece' and continued to exhibit annually until his death. He died at Ipswich in 1965, aged 80.