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Art accolade for young Constable
John Constable
John made his work from pieces of card to form a relief
One of the most famous names in English art - John Constable - has once again been attracting critical acclaim.

John Constable, aged six, is the great, great, great, great grandson of the famous painter and like his relative, is a dab-hand with a paint brush.

John, of Glemham, in Suffolk, has won a prize in the younger children category of the Young Art East Anglia contest.

The Easton Primary School pupil impressed judges with his tug boat - made from pieces of card.

The youngster said he was pleased with his efforts, which won him second prize - a sketch book.

"I would like to go on painting for a long time and would like to be like my great, great, great, great grandfather," he told BBC Look East.

John Constable's prize winning work
John's work won him second prize in the competition
His father, another John Constable, 40, said he was proud of his son's work and thought the more famous of their namesakes would be too.

He said: "My ancestor the painter would be very pleased, I imagine, that his descendant was showing an interest in painting.

"John has various ambitions, one day he is designing robots and the next he wants to be a painter."

John was beaten into second place - in a competition which attracted about 1,000 entries - by Gabrielle Patterson with her drawing of a teddy bear.


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