CROWFOOT, [Joe] Raymond E

1946 - ?

Born Raymond Crowfoot, but known as Joe, at Beccles, Suffolk in 1946, son of Ernest William Crowfoot (1904-1991) and his wife Emma née Pigney (1909-1983), who married at Loddon, Norfolk in 1928. Joe comes from a long line of Lowestoft fishermen, his father Ernest worked in the herring industry from 1915 until the mid 1930's. Joe's early working life was spent on the barges used to maintain the Norfolk Broads during which time he taught himself the craft of making ships in bottles, this was followed by experiments with canvas and brush, and in a very short time there was sufficient demand for his work, to consider it as a full time career. Since then Joe’s vivid studies of fishing vessels have found their way into ship’s ward rooms, company boardrooms, maritime museums, as well as onto walls of private collectors all over the world, they have also been featured in 'Sea Breezes' and other magazines. He extended his artistic appeal to a wider audience with paintings of Norfolk wherries, steam trains, rural landscapes, and aircraft paintings, including many American 5th Air Force veterans, who have commissioned studies of the 'Fortress' and 'Liberator' aircraft, which they flew from East Anglian bases during the Second World War. An artist who was a member of the Beccles Society of Artists. He had his studio at 17 Denmark Road, Beccles, Suffolk and many examples of Joes work have been used as greetings cards and in several books during his career and he has exhibited throughout the eastern counties, as well as London’s Mall Gallery.

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