In 1937 Joan Warburton enrolled as one of the first students of Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines at their now legendary East Anglian School of Painting at Dedham.

In 1939 the school was burned down by fellow student Lucian Freud, so the story goes, and while the students were painting the blackened ruins, Alfred Munnings, who also lived at Dedham, drove past crying 'Down with modern art'. The school was relocated to Benton End.

Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Park, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BE
01473 433 554

Opening times

November - February

Tues - Sat :10am - 4pm

Sun : 11am - 4pm

March - October

Tues - Sat : 10am - 5pm

Sun: 11am - 5pm

Exhibitions at Christchurch Mansion

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