PAYNE, Ernest Hart

1903 - 1994

Born in the Thingoe district of Suffolk on 5 June 1903, son of Horace William Payne and his wife Alice Harriett née Hart, who married at Ipswich in 1897. He married at Risbridge, Suffolk in 1927, Lucy Maud Spurgeon (1 May 1907-1992) and in 1939 they were living in Bury St Edmunds. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1923-1974 and exhibited from Linden Lea, Cromer Road, Ipswich 1923 four works 'The Edge of the Common', 'Friends' and 'Autumn Dignity' and a pen & colour drawing 'Morning Mist' and in 1927 ten paintings, two etching 'Dover Castle' and 'Framlingham Castle' and watercolours 'Ixworth Water Mill', 'The Butts', 'The Edge of the Wood', 'The Sand Pit', 'Corton, Lowestoft', 'The Church', 'The Docks' and 'Spring Road Viaduct, Ipswich' and in 1932 from 162 Prior Road, Bury St Edmunds five paintings 'Morning in Winter', 'The Green Jug', 'The Day before the Gala', 'Haverhill Church, towards Evening' and 'Haverhill from the Old Mill' and was a regular exhibitor from various addresses in Bury St Edmunds. In 1939 a brewer's clerk, living at 61 Horringer Road, Bury St Edmunds with his wife Lucy. Since 1972 a director of the Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery Trust Limited, holding the position as 'artist' and where he initiated the 'Earnest Payne Award'. He died at Bury St Edmund's in 1994.

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