WARD, Archibald

1884 - 1965

Archibald Ward was born at Hucknal Torkard, Nottingham on 13 July 1884, son of William Ward, a colliery deputy under-manager, and his wife Eliza née Hardy. In 1901, a 17 year old board school pupil teacher, living at 50 Watnall Road, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire with his parents, 41 year old William and 40 year old Eliza, and sibling, 4 year old Lilian. He studied at the Royal College of Art where he was five times winner of the 'King's Prize', gaining his diploma in 1912. In 1911, a 27 year old art student lodging at 9 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London. He married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1915, Beatrice Hilda Fowler (21 May 1893-1983) and was principal of the School of Art at Gloucester before taking up a similar position at Ipswich. An Associate of the Royal College of Arts and a watercolour landscape painter and a member of Ipswich Art Club from 1929 until his death, exhibiting from 27 Gainsborough Road, Ipswich in 1932 four works, watercolours 'Abel Fletcher's Mill, Tewkesbury', two entitled 'The Docks, Ipswich' and an etching with the same title, in 1935 five works 'Cromer', 'The Docks, Ipswich', 'Walberswick', 'Barn Interior' and 'The Bridges, East Runton' and in 1937 three watercolours 'A Norfolk Barn', 'Kersey, Suffolk' and 'The Docks, Ipswich' and was a regular annual exhibitor including in 1943 three oils 'Suffolk Farmland', 'Ipswich Docks' and 'At Butley Woods', in 1944 'A Suffolk Mill', 'Vapour Trails' and 'Bomb Damage' and at the centenary exhibition of the Club in 1974 his etching 'Monastery of Osservanza' was on show. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1935 from the same address and at the the Royal West of England Academy. In 1939, principal of a School of Arts & Crafts, still living at 27 Gainborough Road, Ipswich with his wife Beatrice and he died at Ipswich in 1965, aged 81.

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