CHADBURN, George Haworthe

1870 - 1950

George Haworthe Chadburn was born in Masbrough, Yorkshire on 13 June 1870, son of Revd James Chadburn and his wife Grace née Tetley. Educated at Mill Hill School, Middlesex and studied at St John's Wood School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Academy Schools, he also spent some time in Paris, where he attended Académie Julian under Jules Joseph Lefevre (1830-1911) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1837-1911), and spent five years on the staff of the Technical Education Board, London County Council School of Arts and Crafts. Landscape and portrait painter and illustrator, he exhibited ten works at the Royal Academy 1909-1919, one of which was a portrait of his wife also exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists 1901-1908, where he exhibited a series of landscapes, and at the Paris Salon becoming a member of the Union Internationale des Beaux-Arts. He married at Islington, London in 1899 Mabel Harwood [Chadburn q.v.], and their daughter Joan Jessie Chadburn (1900-1980) married in 1932 the Suffolk artist Cecil Howard Lay [q.v.]. In 1911, as Haworthe Chadburn, a 41 year old artist painter, living at 47 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead with his 33 year old wife Mabel and their three children, Joan 10, Paul 8 and Marcus 4, all born at Hampstead. As Haworthe Chadburn he exhibited at Ipswich Art Club in 1932 from Marsh Acres, Middleton, near Saxmundham, Suffolk an oil, 'A Suffolk Common' and in 1933 he exhibited another oil 'North Wales'. In 1939, a retired artist living at Channel Cottage Lower Drive, Dawlish, Devon with his artist wife Mabel. His other major interest was horticulture and he won the Dykes Medal for Horticulture in 1934 and 1941 and was a well-known Iris breeder. Chadburn died in Devon on 29 January 1950 and buried at St Peter's Burial Ground, Budleigh, Salterton, Devon.