LLOYD, Wyndham Marmaduke Pryse

1909 - 1997

Born in Wales on 30 June 1909, son of Marmaduke Francis Pryse Lloyd (11 October 1855-1943), a farmer, and his wife Maud Marion née Dodd, who married at Chester on 31 August 1895 and who, on 18 September 1895, sailed on the 'Ruapehu' for Wellington, New Zealand. After spending time in New Zealand, at the age of 19 Wyndham was sent to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to be a tea planter. During the Second World War he served in the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps in North Africa, returning to Ceylon as a tea broker, but in 1960, learning that he had skin cancer returned to England, living on a farm in Great Horkesley, Essex, which he had inherited from his brother. He had little formal art training and apart from six months night classes at Colchester, was mostly self-taught. An artist notable for his landscapes which had a strong pattern element, he exhibited widely with group shows at New English Art Club in 1942, Royal Institute of Painters from 1950 and the Royal Society of British Artists from 1952. In later years his exhibitions were mostly in Suffolk and Essex but his first three exhibitions were in Sri Lanka. In 1976 he had a solo exhibition at Mercury Theatre, Colchester and he also exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Rookery Lodge, Great Horkesley, Essex in 1979 'Near Royston' also at Chappel Galleries in 1992, who gave him a memorial exhibition in 2002. A Member of the Colchester Art Circle, he died in the Colchester district in October 1997.




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