CUTHBERT, Kenneth [Ken] E

1929 - ?

Ken Cuthbert

Born at Ipswich in 1929, son of Charles Edward Cuthbert (21 January 1890-1983), a warehouseman, and his wife Ivy Grace née Noble (31 January 1894-1977), who married at Ipswich in 1919 and in 1939 were living at 257 Britannia Road, Ipswich. Ken's art training began in 1950 when he met the Ipswich-based Dutch artist and tutor Cor Visser [q.v.] starting with watercolours and then some barge paintings. The dock area of Ipswich provided much of the subject matter for his early work and it was this influence which led to the development of his painting style. He commenced teaching in the evening and finally gave up his job in weights and measures in 1972 and took up art as a full time profession with a small studio in Waterworks Street, Ipswich. In 1985 he visited France being impressed by the colour and landscape of the Dordogne and purchased a cottage to use as a base during his painting months and over the following years, his time was shared between his French cottage and England. He married at Ipswich in 1983, Mavis Izzard. In 2000 he finally returned to a permanent residence at Felixstowe, Suffolk and a new phase of intensive painting. A member of the Ipswich Art Society from 1957 when he exhibited from 257 Britannia Road, Ipswich an oil 'River Orwell, October' and two watercolours 'River View Hotel, Ipswich' and 'The 'Magray' Ipswich Dock' and in 1977 exhibited from 18 Anglesea Road, Ipswich 'Sproughton Lock', 'Still Life' and 'Woodbridge from Hill Farm, Martlesham' and the following year 'Levington from Trimley Shore' and from 7 Chester Road, Felixstowe in 2006, two oil paintings 'Southwold Shore Image' and 'Aldeburgh III'. Elected president of the Ipswich Art Club in March 2002 and had a solo exhibition at the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich and mixed shows at Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour.

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