HARRISON, Reginald Foster

1880 - 1957

Born at Ipswich on 16 February 1880, son of Denwood Harrison and his wife Alice Bowery née Wenn, who married at Ipswich in 1871. In 1901, a 21 year old assistant teacher, living at The School, Barsham, Suffolk with his parents, 58 year old Denwood and 47 year old Alice and his 19 year old sister Dorothy Alice, all born at Ipswich. He married at Barsham in 1909 and in the First World War was a captain in the 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment being awarded the Military Medal in the battle at Botain 9/10 October 1918. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1923-1956, exhibiting from School House, Trimley, Suffolk in 1923 four watercolours 'Old Courtyard', 'The River, Norwich', 'The Quayside' and 'A Cornish Cove' and in 1932, four pictures 'Devon Coast', 'Brantham', 'Cattawade Bridge' and 'Tuddenham' and three in 1935 'Study of a Man's Head', 'Johnstone as Sir Peter Tazel' and 'Shingle Street Marshes' but in 1937 he exhibited from St Martin's Cottage, Trimley, near Felixstowe, two oils 'Selworthy, Devon' and 'Hangman's Hill, Coombe Martin' and two watercolours 'Low Tide in the Dyke' and 'Falkenham Marshes' and continued to exhibit regularly. In 1939 he was still living at St Martins Cottage, Trimley with his wife 'Nellie' (born 27 January 1880) and exhibited six pictures in 1942 'The Marshes, Falkenham', 'Low Tide, Boston', 'After the Rain', 'The River, Flatford', 'The Pilgrimage, Walsingham' and 'The Pond' and six in 1943 'He was Rejected', 'Candle Manor Farm', 'Pond at Capel Hall', 'St Margaret's Church' and 'Two Churches, Trimley' and six in 1944. He died at Trimley in 1957, aged 77.