TREWEEK, George Edgar

1869 - 1961

Kynance Cove

Born at Penryn Street, Redruth, Cornwall in 1869, son of William Treweek, bank cashier, and his wife Eliza Jane née Hill, who married at Falmouth in 1859. He studied at Redruth School of Art gaining his Teachers Certificate. He first exhibited with Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, Falmouth in 1886, in the Amateur section, but by 1888 was included in the Professional section, exhibiting regularly until 1895. About 1902 Treweek moved to Plymouth, working as a bank clerk and in 1911 a 42 year old bank clerk living at 10 Holyrood Terrace, Plymouth. In 1918 he married Winifred Elizabeth Hewer and they had two sons and they subsequently moved to Stowmarket, Suffolk, where he was head cashier at Barclays Bank. A painter in oil and watercolour of coastal scenes and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1926-1930, exhibiting from 'Myland', Temple Road, Stowmarket in 1927, three works, two oils 'The Lion Rock, Kynance, Cornwall', 'Evening Light, Kynance, Cornwall' and a watercolour 'Lee Bay, Devon Coast'. He retired in 1929 and they returned to Cornwall, living in Porth Headland, Newquay from where he exhibited at the St Ives Society winter exhibition in 1937 and continued to exhibit until 1954. In 1939 a retired bank official living at 23 Edgcumbe Avenue, Newquay with his wife Winifred who was born on 17 September 1885 and died in 1957 and their son Kenneth who was born on 7 August 1919. About 1957 George was living in Burnham, Buckinghamshire and he died at Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1961, aged 92.