BURNETT, Cecil Ross

1872 - 1933

Born at Grosvenor House, Fairfield Row, Charlton next Woolwich and baptised at St Luke's Charlton, Medway, Kent on 22 December 1872, second son of William Charles Burnett, a banker's clerk, and his wife Leonora née Dane, who married at St Paul's Covent Garden, London in 1870. He studied at Blackheath School of Art under Joseph Hill and the Westminster School of Art and in 1892 he entered the Royal Academy schools. In 1895 he obtained a Turner gold medal, scholarship and gold medal for landscape painting at the Royal Academy schools’ prizegiving. In 1898 he founded the Sidcup School of Art, where he was Headmaster for many years. He married at Kensington, London in 1903 Alice Theresa Allenberg, born Cape Colony, South Africa, and in 1911 a 38 year old artist living at 4 Grotes Place, Blackheath, Lewisham, London with his 34 year old wife Alice, with two children, Brenda Edith 6 and newly born Michael Ross, both born at Blackheath. He painted mainly rural landscapes and scenes, many of his landscapes were of areas of Amberley, Sussex where he owned a cottage. A member of the New Society of Water-Colour Painters and in 1907 he joined the Langham Sketching Club and was a member of the Pencil Society and Burnett is listed as an exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Society in 1923 from 4 Groles Place, Blackheath, London SE3, but no exhibits are listed in that year, he also exhibited at various galleries including he Royal Academy. He died at Lewisham, London in 1933. A portrait of Burnett by Mabel Oliver can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery.




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