Edward Seago (1910-1974)

Dovecote at Kirstead Hall

Dovecote at Kirstead Hall

The young Edward Seago used the east room as a studio and whitewashed the walls himself.  His mother made muslin curtains for the windows, however the light was wrong for a studio.  He may well have painted the house or the barns, although we have yet to find any pictures of them by him.  He met Alfred Munnings in Norfolk, who advised him to learn drawing and also the artist Geoffrey Birkbeck.  Edward’s parents slowly came around to the idea of their son becoming an artist and at last agreed with Birkbeck that he needed a studio.

Edward Seago’s father was the manager of a firm of coal merchants and had a thriving business.  They lived at Brooke Lodge in Brooke.