CARPENTER, Ellis Loombe William

1928 - 2005

Ellis Loombe William Carpenter, was born at Kings Lynn, Norfolk on 17 June 1928, son of Albert Edward Carpenter (1901-1966) and his wife Daisy Florence Ethel née Cromack, who married at Kings Lynn in 1923. As a youngster, Ellis was brought up by foster parents at Benton Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk and found himself a 'Saturday Pupil' at the East Anglian School of Painting & Drawing at Benton End. After National Service, in 1948 he returned to Benton End as a student and attended classes until 1954, and again took up his painting at Benton End from early 1960. He married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1959, Dorothy May Sore (1920-2002) and after a career in insurance in London and as a keen painter, he exhibited at Hampstead Outdoor Artists; Colchester Castle; The Minories at Colchester; Bury St Edmund's Art Gallery and the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London. A breeder, exhibitor and painter of irises, a hobby that was formed in the gardens of Benton End. He died at Ipswich on 5 November 2005.