BURMAN, John R

1936 - ?

John Burman

Born at Creeting St Mary, near Ipswich in 1936, son of Reginald Dick Burman (1915-1987) and his wife Lily Estella née Jacobs (1914-1983), who married at Ipswich in 1935. His brother was Peter Burman [q.v.]. In 1939 his father was a lorry driver for East Suffolk County Council living at Council Cottages, Creeting Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk with his wife Lily and their two sons. An artist in paint, plastic and clay and was mostly self-taught although he spent a year part-time at Valetta Art College, Malta. He married at Ipswich in 1959, Shirley A Hales. John concentrated on landscapes with special interest in East Anglia and was a member of Ipswich Art Club 1961-1974 exhibiting from 417 Spring Road, Ipswich in 1961 two watercolours 'Early Morning Delight, nr. Playford' and 'Girl Reading'; in 1962 he exhibited an oil 'Woodbridge Horse Show' and two watercolours 'Early Morning Dock' and 'Trimley Marshland' and in 1963 exhibited the same title but in oil together with another oil 'Playford Landscape' and two watercolours 'Harwich from Trimley' and 'Mousehole Studio' after which his entries were irregular and in 1970 exhibited from Old School, Freston, near Ipswich, two watercolours 'Dawn at Pin Mill' and 'Landing Stage, Felixstowe' and the three pictures entered in 1971 were his last. Over the years, he has gradually changed from mainly painting landscapes to creating still life, often including flowers, with clear cut shapes and strong, cool colours. He also exhibited at the New English Art Club; Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colour. Collections holding his works include Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and the Museum of Fine Art, Valetta. He has his studio at The Old School, The Street, Freston, Ipswich. www.johnrburman.weebly.com




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