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Boston, Lincolnshire
© Walter Steggles Bequest. Photo credit: The Collection: Art & Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery)

Boston, Lincolnshire

Walter James Steggles (1908–1997)

The Collection: Art & Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery)

Painter, notably of small landscapes in oil, with some watercolours and prints, born in London, brother of the artist Harold Steggles. Attended Charles Genge’s classes at the Bethnal Green Men’s Institute, then John Cooper’s there from 1925, moving with him to the Bow and Bromley Evening Institute which led to the formation of the East London Group and shows through the 1930s at Lefevre Gallery. Other teachers included William Coldstream, Rodrigo Moynihan and Gerald Ososki. At West Ham Technical College Steggles set about learning engraving and etching, but although encouraged by Colnaghi, the early-1930s slump in the trade thwarted these ambitions. Additional studies took place, 1939–48, at Central School of Arts and Crafts under Kirkland Jamieson, F J Porter and Bernard Meninsky.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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