MURRILLS, Harold Claude

1915 - 2006

Born at 219 London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 26 March 1915, son of Martin Claude Murrills (4 October 1878-1958), a boot shop manager, and his wife Polly Fanny née Oxbrow (5 September 1881-1976), who married at Ipswich in 1907. In 1939 a 'tailoring display man' living at 14 Chalgrove Avenue, Morden, Surrey. In 1942 'by permission of a Miss J. W. Williams of Bournemouth', was exhibited at Ipswich Art Club, Murrills painting 'An Old Corner, Ipswich' at that time Murrells was serving in the Suffolk Regiment in the War. In 2002 he was living at 4 Clayton Park, Hassocks, West Sussex and died at Brighton, Sussex in 2006. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists and after moving to Hassocks he founded one art society and was a leading member in two others including the Croydon Art Society and the Wapping Group. He was the author of 'Practical Display Instructor' and 'The Display of Canned, Packed & Bottled Goods'.