Victor Burr

2 Dec 2021 - 29 Jan 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10.30am to 4pm
Admission free

Victor Burr (1908-1993) was born in London and moved to Crawley in 1941 where he worked in agriculture at Tysons Nursery to help the war effort. In 1945 he married Elizabeth Tidy and they lived in East Park, Crawley. Encouraged by Elizabeth, Victor was a prolific painter, attending the West Sussex School of Painting and Drawing. He exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer exhibition in 1948 and 1951.

Today, Victor Burr is almost unknown. This exhibition displays some of the works owned by Crawley Museum alongside pieces which are on loan from a family friend, Philip Pennicott, whose parents were friends with Victor and Elizabeth when he was growing up. The exhibition would not have been possible without the generous loan of his collection and some of the insights into Victor and Elizabeth that he has given us.

We would also like to thank Crawley Art Society for kindly loaning us their display boards.

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Phil Millington

2 years ago

Is Michael P. any relative of Fred P . Vic Burr was my brother’s godfather.

Phillip James Pennicott

2 months ago

Hello Phil
Phil Pennicott here – Michael
Pennicott was my twin brother and we are the sons of Fred P (1919-1989). Sadly Michael died in an accident aged 44 in 1999. I would be happy to hear your / any memories of Vic.

Phil Millington

1 month ago

Could Philip penniccott contact me. I would like to exchange info about Fred and if poss arrange a return visit to Crawley. I was born at 47 East Park in 1947

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