SAVAGE, Frederick [Jack] John

1910 - 2003

Born Frederick John, but known as 'Jack' Savage, he was born at 5 Guildford Terrace, Hendon, North London on 12 May 1910, son of Frederick David Savage (31 August 1876-1943), an electrical carriage lifter, and his wife Ellen Elizabeth née Telling, who married at Hendon in 1902. Jack studied at the Willesden College of Art before joining a printing firm in the City of London. He married at Hendon in 1936, Margaret Frances Setter (27 June 1902-1983) and in 1939 was a commercial artist living with his wife at 66 Audley Road, Hendon, Middlesex. In 1940 he enrolled in the Royal Artillery, serving in North Africa and Italy, and after the war, established his own Commercial Art and Photography studio specialising in advertising and corporate design for the pharmaceutical/medical industry. In 1970 he retired to Pakefield, just outside Lowestoft, Suffolk and took up painting full time, focusing on the local fishermen, coastline and surrounding countryside. Jack was actively involved with the local artistic community, setting up the Oulton Broad Art Club and contributing to the Lowestoft and Southwold Art Clubs and was a member of the Langham Sketching Club (now known as the London Sketch Club). Amongst his best works are his dynamic, small scale oils of Lowestoft fishermen which convey a great sense of movement and a vivid depiction of the sea and he exhibited extensively throughout his lifetime including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Mall Galleries, London and the City of London Guildhall Exhibitions and elsewhere. He died in Great Yarmouth Hospital in 2003.

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