STUBBINGS, Irene Gertrude

1881 - 1956

As Irene Gertrude Nash, she was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk 12 March 1881, daughter of Arthur Nash, a fish merchant, and his wife Elizabeth Curtis née Ling, who married at St Saviour's Southwark in 1875. By 1891 the family had moved to The Lodge, The Elms, Ramsgate, Kent from where she studied at Ramsgate School of Art. Irene married at Margate in 1909, Ipswich born Arthur Edmund Stubbings (3 October 1885-1961), a manager in a confectionery business, and they moved to 13 Holly Road, Ipswich where Irene continued her studies at Ipswich School of Art, under George Rushton [q.v.]. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1935-1956 but had exhibited from 1923 'Lady Betty T. Cosy' and a conté drawing 'Happy Childhood from Life', in 1933 she exhibited from 3 Broomhill Road, Ipswich a needlework picture on linen 'Girl's Head', in 1934 a sculpture 'The Artist', in 1935 two watercolours 'Madame Mary Glory' and 'Calvary' and in 1936 she exhibited from 19 Chapel Place, Ramsgate a miniature 'My Mother' and in 1938 from Trafalgar, West Cliff Road, Ramsgate a needlework picture 'Seascape' and a pastel & tapestry 'The Three Maries' but is not a member or exhibitor in 1945. In 1939 she was living at 60 West Cliff Road, Ramsgate with her husband Arthur but she died at 6 Westerfield Road, Ipswich in 1956, aged 75.