PRINCE, Louis Stanley Maurice

1894 - 1985

Born at Factory Lane, Halstead, Essex on 26 September 1894, youngest of the two sons of the three children of George Edwin Prince, assistant manager in Courtauld's Silk Works, and his wife Elizabeth née Rollison, who married at Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1886. In 1911, a 16 year old scholar, living at 94 Platt Street, Leigh, Lancashire with his parents, 47 year old George and 47 year old Elizabeth, with two siblings, Alice 23 and Albert Edward 21 who were both born at Macclesfield; at the time of Louis's birth his father had worked at Courtaulds silk words at Halstead for a number of years before returning to Macclesfield. Louis studied at Manchester School of Art and after teaching art in London, became head of Colchester School of Art in 1926 and in 1929 began his 18 years as head of Woolwich School of Art and after the Second World War a member of the Art Inspectorate for London. A watercolour landscape painter, an Assoicate of the Royal College of Art and exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the New English Art Club and the Royal Academy 1923-1940 from Leigh, Lancashire in 1923, London 1926 and 1930, Stanway, Colchester 1928 and Sudbury, Suffolk in 1935 but only held his first local exhibition at Sudbury's Quay Theatre in July 1984, when he was aged 90. He married at West Ham, Essex in 1923, Jessie Heyworth Counsell (16 August 1895-1971), and had two sons, Hugh born 1927 and Mark born 1931 and in 1939 headmaster of a school of art living at 105 Loose Road, Maidstone, Kent while his wife remained at The Cottage, Middleton, Suffolk. A skilled calligrapher who penned Sudbury's 'Loyal and Dutiful Address' to the Queen on her Sivler Jubilee in 1977. He lived at Middleton, near Sudbury where he died in 1985.




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