DE PINTO, Rufus John Noel

1904 - 1976

Born at Paddington, London on 19 December 1904, son of Lionel de Pinto, a merchant in Mexican goods, and his wife Adeline Edith née Langston, who married at Blean, Kent in 1901 and they made their home at 25 Lancaster Gate Terrace, Paddington. Rufus studied at both the Central School of Arts & Crafts and later under William Coldstream (1908-1987)at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1939 an artist decorator living at 11 French Street, Sunbury-on-Thames with Cynthia De Pinto (20 April 1907-1948), an artist writer. He married secondly at Cambridge in 1956, Olive Wanda Abotomey (1909-1991), who was born in Australia and they later opened an art gallery at Doggetts, Queen Street, Stradbroke, Suffolk where they also held weekend residential art courses. He also had a studio at 49 Kelso Place, London. Rufus died at Stradbroke in 1976. His picture 'Piccadilly' was offered at auction by Keys of Aylsham, Norfolk in 2013.

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