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 a 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 in 1958 exhibited from 5 Oakroyd Avenue, Dunmow, Essex two oil paintings 'Sleeping Child' and 'Orford, Suffolk' and, moving to Woodbridge in 1987, in 1990 exhibited from Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 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 and 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 in 2008 he retired to Woodbridge Lodge Residental Home, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge.




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