LOWESTOFT ART GROUP

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Founded in the late 1940's by a group of local artists and met monthly in which is now the Academy of Music in High Street, Lowestoft. This group collapsed due to poor support and lack of funding. During the early 1950s a second group was formed by Eleanor Varley [q.v.], principal of the Regent Road Art School, Lowestoft with monthly meeting held at Morton Road School of Art, this group continued until Miss Varley retired and moved from Lowestoft. Then Arthur Lees and Wilfred Sutton [q.v.] started a group and advertised in the 'Lowestoft Journal' for members when they obtained about six members including Gerald Rose [q.v.] but after about six months this enterprise also collapsed, at this time the professional 'Lowestoft & District Art Society' which had a very high standards of work was operating. In 1959 a new meeting was called and those present included Hubert Palfrey [q.v.], Dr Roy Vining [q.v.] and his wife Irene Mary [q.v.], Colin Self from Norfolk, Wilfred Sutton [q.v.] and Peter Beare [q.v.] when a new art club was formed. An early exhibition was held at St John's Church Hall, Lowestoft in December 1960

Members and/or exhibitors not noted in Suffolk Painters for lack of information
K. G. Elwood B. Fitt W. F. Greaves Bill Hayward Arthur Lee
Eddie Pearce H. B. Sawyer P. M. Tull C. Warner