Plaque is a monument to artist who painted Suffolk

IPSWICH: While his name may not be as lauded in the art world as Gainsborough and Constable, Leonard Squirrell’s work will forever embody the spirit of Suffolk.

And the much loved and celebrated artist has been officially honoured with a permanent memorial in his name.

A blue plaque now adorns the Ipswich home in which Squirrell grew up before becoming an outstanding topographical artist depicting the landscapes of Suffolk and East Anglia at its exquisite best.

An eager group of admirers joined the distinguished artist’s daughter, Annette Kenny, at 82 Spring Road for the unveiling of the latest Ipswich Society blue plaque to honour the town’s most famous natives.

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