FRASER, Jeremy James

1941 - ?

Jeremy Fraser

As Jeremy James Fraser he was born on 4 March 1941. Sailed for Canada in 1960 but after two years working in a Canadian paper manufacturing business, returned home taking a position for the same company in the UK before joining brewers Watney, Mann going on to sell advertising on the 'Economist'. He then started a business in agricultural contracting coming to Suffolk in 1968, renting a cottage at Tattingstone, near Ipswich. In 1971 he took a 17 acre farmhouse not too far from the River Stour developing a small but successful farming operation, with a pig-breeding unit and 500 bacon pigs. But in the late 1970's, together with a friend, started importing and selling high-pressure water pumps from Denmark which occupied him until about 1990. Now in his late 40ís he took a two-year course at Ipswich Art School 1988-1990 and began painting seriously, having his exhibition at Cobbold & Judd Gallery. Under the name of Jeremy Fraser he has also painted in Spain, France and Ireland but has especially depicted the river marshland and beach at Shingle Street in Suffolk. Mixed shows include New Grafton Gallery from 1990; Cinema Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 1991, Haste Gallery, Ipswich 1993; the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1996 and the John Russell Gallery, Ipswich since 1994 who gave him a solo exhibition in 2000. He married at Ipswich in 1978, Avery St George Backhouse née Burrell and in 2014 was living at Tattingstone, near Ipswich.

Note: there is a Jeremy John Fraser who was born at Totnes, Devon on 13 May 1942 and died at Torbay, Devon in 1996 with whom he sometimes confused.








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