LACY, Leonard

1865 - 1936

Born at Westbourne Park, Paddington, London in 1865, son of Benjamin Walker Lacy, a chemist, and his wife Mary Ann née Stone, who married at Marlborough, Wiltshire in 1852. In 1881, a 15 year old student living at 4 The Terrace, Stoke Newington, London with his parents, 59 year old Benjamin, born Pentonville, London and 57 year old Mary Ann, born Marlborough, and his two elder siblings. In 1891, a certified art teacher lodging at 11 St Margaret’s Terrace, Hastings and married at Croydon in 1893, Emily Maud Trend and shortly afterwards came to teach at Ipswich Art School. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1894-1906, and exhibited in 1893 from 47 Cumberland Street, Ipswich three oil paintings 'Whitstable, Kent', 'Tuddenham St Martin' and 'By Dale Farm, Ipswich' in 1895 he exhibited from 3 St Matthew's Place, Ipswich five oils 'A Pathway by the Orwell', 'A View of the Brickfields, Ipswich', 'River Alde, Aldeburgh', 'Slaughden House, near Aldeburgh' and 'Aldeburgh Golf Links' and in 1897 he exhibited from 7 Ivry Street, Ipswich three oils 'Near the Sea at Finton', 'The Gipping' and 'A Study of Begonias'. A painter in oil and watercolour, who exhibited from 26 Ivry Street, Ipswich at least 47 works 1894-1907 from Ipswich mostly local scenes other titles included 'A View from the side of Broom Hill, Ipswich', 'A Wild Field', 'Fine Trees and Bracken' and 'Summer' all oil 1898, ‘On the Meadows, Dedham’, ‘By the Waterside’ and ‘Dedham Brook’ in 1901, his last exhibit was in 1907 when he had a decorative panel 'Autumn' on show. In 1901, a 35 year old art master living at 26 Ivry Street, Ipswich with his 36 year old wife Emily, born Islington, London and their one year old son Hubert Cotterill, born Ipswich. Another son, Douglas Gistock, was born at Ipswich in 1905 before their move to 27 Thornfields Road, Bishops Stortford where he had a position as an art master. He died at Bishops Stortford in 1936, aged 71.