POCOCK, Geoffrey Buckingham

1879 - 1960

Geoffrey Buckingham Pocock

Born at 47 Ludgate Hill, London on 15 October 1879, son of William Josephus Pocock, a substantial milliner but later a brewery cashier, and his wife Ellen Miles née Johnson, who married in London in 1878. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London and in January 1900 enlisted in the City Imperial Volunteers and fought in the Boer War. On his return from South Africa he studied at Slade School of Fine Art from where he gained first class certificates for painting and drawing. Pocock become life master and teacher of etching at Battersea Polytechnic School of Art and later life master at London County Council School of Photo-Engraving and Lithography at Bolt Court, London. He married on 18 February 1916, Anna Airy [q.v.] and worked from his studio at 5 Parkhill Road, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead. Painter, both in oil and watercolour, etcher and pastelier of portraits, landscapes and architectural views, he exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; New English Art Club; the Royal Academy; the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1908-1936 from London in 1908 and Playford, Ipswich in 1935. Although not a member, in 1923 he exhibited Ipswich Art Club three works an oil 'Summer in Suffolk' and two watercolours 'Playford Hall' and 'The Poppy Field'. In 1974, at the centenary exhibition of the club, his watercolour 'Sudbury Church' was exhibited with a small selection of his work shown during the Anna Airy retrospective exhibition at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1985. In 1987 an exhibition was held at the Haste Gallery, Great Colman Street, Ipswich of about 100 of his works. In 1939 he was a painter artist living at The Cottage, Little Bealings near Woodbridge with his wife Anna and he died at Little Bealings in 1960, aged 78.




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