1917 - 2008
Richard Chopping was an illustrator specialising in plants. He is probably most famous however for the covers he design for several of Ian Fleming's James Bond books. in the late 1950. He and his life long partner where the first couple to sign a Civil Partnership in Wivenhoe (near Colchester) where they lived for over 60 years. They also founded an artists community, the members of which included Francis Bacon and famous literary figures.