SWINBANKS, Warwick Thornton

1917 - 1970

Born at South Shields, Co. Durham on 15 June 1917, son of James Birch Swinbanks (5 November 1891-1973), a school inspector, and his wife May Pemberton née Thornton (4 October 1894-1941), who married at South Shields in 1916 and both died in Suffolk. An associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1939-1951 and exhibited in 1938 from Hatfield Lodge, 168 Nacton Road, Ipswich, three watercolours 'Boats-Ipswich Dock', 'Barn at Foxhall' and 'Landscape-Foxhall'. He served as a 2nd Lieut in the Royal Engineers in the Second World War. He exhibited in 1946 from 50 Bolton Lane, Ipswich two paintings 'Barns at Metfield' and 'Heath Fire'. As an art master, on 29 July 1955 he sailed from Southampton on the 'Willem Ruys' emigrating to Singapore together with his wife Naomi Marjorie (born 8 April 1921) and two sons Brian James (born 28 July 1944) and Duncan James (born 11 August 1952). At Singapore he lived at 14 Fort Road, and had gone to Singapore to train a new generation of teachers at the Teacher Training College in Paterson Road. Warwick died at Strathaven, Scotland on the 26 August 1970, the historic sketch books of Singapore in the 1950's are still in the possession of the family in Scotland




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