WOODS, Harry

1864 - 1929

Born at Needham Market, near Ipswich in 1864, second child of Thommas Woods, an earthen potter/brick maker (1833-1922), and his wife Jane née Quinton (1838-1926), who married at Needham Market in 1863. In 1871, a 6 year old living at 1 Westbourne Terrace, Creeting St Mary, near Ipswich with his parents, 38 year old Thomas and 32 year old Jane, both born at Stowmarket, with two siblings Alice Mary (1863-1872), born Needham Market and Grace 2, born Creeting. By 1881 they had moved to Back Lane, Barking, Suffolk when Harry was a 16 year old grocer & drapers apprentice, and with the addition of four further brother's, Herbert 9, Oliver 8 [q.v.], Charles 2 and Frederick 1, another sister Charlotte Mary was added in 1882. In 1891, a 26 year old draper's assistant/shopman, living at the department store of William Thomas at Sloane Square, Chelsea, London and in 1901, an 'single' draper's assistant, a visitor at 157 Spring Road, Ipswich the home of butcher Thomas Steggall and his family, he may have been in Ipswich to enter his painting in the Ipswich Art Club exhibition. He had married at Westminster Registry Office on 10 February 1900, Katharine Richards and in 1911 a 45 year old 'painter artist' living at St Kelda, 4 Navarine Road, Worthing with his 43 year old wife Katharine, born Bangor, North Wales and their daughter Yola Gwendolen (1906-1954), born Worthing, stating that they had been married 11 years, there was another Harry Woods who married a Katharine Richards, at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1903 which may have been the wife. Landscape painter in watercolour and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1896-1906, although he exhibited with them from 1891 when he had on show from 16 Lowndes Terrace, Knightsbridge two watercolours 'Now the Day is Over' and 'Outward Bound', in 1893 'After the Shower, October Sunset' and 'Overdue'. In 1894 he exhibited from Beech Terrace, Needham Market two further watercolours 'The Haunted Mill' and 'On a Tidal River, Stormy Sunset' and continued to exhibit regularly from Needham Market, in 1898 six watercolours 'After Rain', 'A Suffolk Marsh Land', 'Summer Moon', 'Snowdon', and 'A Stormy Sunset' in all he exhibited some fifty-seven works including 'Welsh Harvest, the Conway Valley, North Wales' and 'Toilers on the Thames' (1900), 'A Backwater on the Crouch', 'St Paul's from the River' and a 'Flood Tide on the Thames' (1905) which seem to be his last showing at the Club. He died at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton on 5 November 1929, aged 65.




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