FISKE, George Green

1846 - 1932

Born at Islington, London in 1846, son of Sarah Ann Fisk[sic], who married at Hintlesham, Suffolk in 1857, Charles Hayward, a farmer of 237 acres at Laurel Farm, Hintlesham. George married in 1869, Eliza Mary Ann Hayward and took over the running of Laurel Farm. In 1881 a farmer of 260 acres at Hintlesham, living with his 32 year old Hintlesham born wife and their four sons and three daughters, all Hintlesham born. He went bankrupt at Hintlesham on 7 March 1882. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1876-1930 and exhibited from Hintlesham in 1881 seven paintings including oils ‘Sherbourn Mill, Manningtree’, 'Erwarton Gateway', 'The Gables, Bergholt' and 'Cottages at Flowton', in 1882 he exhibited eight paintings and in 1883 when a farmer at Creeting St Mary, Suffolk he had on display eleven paintings including oils 'Avenue Hintlesham', 'Moonlight Scene', 'Meet at Stonham Pie Stables', 'Raydon Mill', 'Tired', 'Bit of old Hadleigh', 'Flatford Cottage' and others. He continued to exhibit until 1929, a total of over 88 works, most of the subjects were local landscape views but included ‘Cromer’ and ‘Spring Farm Coddenham’ 1890 and the Ipswich & Colchester Museum Service has his oil of ‘Willie Lott’s Cottage’ which was loaned for the centenary exhibition of the Ipswich Art Club in 1974. He was still farming at Creeting in 1891 but he lost his wife in 1900 when he moved to the Red House, Coddenham where he was the local sanitary inspector and was still there in 1911 with his 38 year old daughter Mabel Henrietta [q.v.] as his housekeeper and 25 year old son Dudley Richard, a builder and deputy registrar. He died at Coddenham on 20 February 1932, aged 85.

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