GAMMAGE, Russell Victor

1920 - 2001

Born in Ipswich Workhouse on 16 January 1920, son of Frank Seymour B. Gammage (1884-1967), a shop assistant, and his wife Ella Eliza née Rose (1895-1969), a mother's help, who married at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1916. Russell studied at Goldsmiths' College of Art and was a model maker by trade and served as a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. He married at Croydon, Surrey on 9 April 1945, Mary Yvonne Broodbrank, who was born at 381 Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe on 5 October 1919, a librarian, who also served in the Navy. A Member of the Ipswich Art Society from 1942 but exhibited from 13 Angela Close, Martlesham, Ipswich in 1941 four works 'First Away', 'Cowshed, Trimley', 'Farmyard, Trimley' and 'Nasturtiums'. in 1942 as Petty Officer R V Gammage, three works 'Flower Piece', 'Our Patrols were Active' and 'Low Tide, Waldringfield and his last exhibite in 1997 was 'Off Dieppe'. His wife died at Martlesham on 22 February 1990 and Russell died in Ipswich Hospital on 25 January 2001, they had no issue.




Works by This Painter