KEMSLEY, Walter

1915 - ?

Born at Medway, Kent on 7 May 1915, son of Alfred Kemsley and his wife Amy M. née Newnham, who married at Medway in 1914. In 1939, head newspaper reporter, living at 4 Hill Road, Rochester, Kent with the Bell family whose son Edwin was a newspaper reporter and later a sub-editor for the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich. He married at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1946, Mary Eve. A member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited in 1958 from 5 Oakroyd Avenue, Dunmow, Essex, two oil paintings 'Sleeping Child' and 'Orford, Suffolk' and, after moving to Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1987, in 1990 exhibited from Melton, two pictures 'Morning Post' and 'Coal Yard Melton' and from the same address in 1997 'Dunwich Shore' and 'May, near Minsmere'. He was also a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1947-1988 from Norwich. In 2004, at the age of 88, published a volume of poems 'Painted Words' which includes some of his works which were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1995. He lived at Pines, Valley Farm Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk until 2008 when he retired to Woodbridge Lodge Residental Home, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge.




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