Edmund Blampied

Edmund Blampied was a painter, etcher, lithographer and sculptor. Born in 1886 and lived in Jersey Channel Islands. In 1899, he visited the studio of John Helier Lander and became interested in drawing. He received no formal training in art until he was 16 years old. In 1903 he went to London to attend Lambeth Art School; where he studied etching under Walter Seymour.
He joined the Daily Chronicle in 1905 as an artist. In that year he was awarded a scholarship to Bolt Court Scool of Photo-engraving and Lithography.
In 1912 he left the Chronicle and established his own studio. He earned a living by illustrating books.
In 1913, he had his first exhibition at the Leicester Gallery in London. The following year he married Marianne van Abbe.
During the 1920's, he became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. The Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum published a mongraph on his work. His London exhibitions were highly successful.
He returned to Jersey in 1938 and remained there throughout World War II during the German Occupation, despite the fact that his wife was Jewish. During the Occupation he designed bank notes and a set of postage stamps for the States of Jersey.
After the War and the end of the Occupation he conitinued to live and work in Jersey. He died at the age of 80.
He was a member of:
Royal Society of British Artists, 1938
Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers, 1921