FINBOW, Reginald Frank

1929 - 2010

Reg. Finbow

Born at Lewisham, London in 1929, son of Walter Henry Finbow (1896-1974) and his wife Elsie Emily née Andrews (1897-1957), who married at Chelsea in 1916. Reg had been a keen artist all his life, however his father discouraged him from pursuing art as a career. Instead he joined the Civil Service and later went into commerce, eventually running the Esso Petroleum training programme, but pursued his painting as an amateur and experimented with photography. An artist, book illustrator and regular contributor of cartoons to 'Punch' having around 70 published. He retired early and moved from Croydon to Castle Street, Framlingham, Suffolk where he turned one of the rooms of his house into a gallery and devoted his retirement to painting. He illustrated 'A History of Framlingham' by Muriel Kilvert in 1995 but by 2002 had moved to Woodbridge, Suffolk. He married at Lewisham in 1951, Marjorie Jean Stevenson, who was born on 23 May 1930 and died at Ipswich in 2004, and Reg. died at Woodbridge on 16 September 2010, aged 81 and buried at Framlingham, Suffolk, their two adopted children, Louisa and William, pre-deceased him.

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