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Emona
15
Mar

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter – Spring 2021

Dear Members and Friends, We do hope that you will enjoy our Spring Newsletter; it comes with the hope of a bright Summer for 2021. As always our Editor Gwen Miles, ably assisted by Sub-editor Clare Butler, have compiled for us a feast of interesting articles. Dr Victoria Thomson sets out ‘Ten Things You Need...
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23
Feb

Cannan, Gilbert

Gilbert Cannan (1884–1955) & Mary Cannan (1868–1950) Artists who visited: Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington The Windmill, Rays Hill, Cholesbury HP5 2UJ The artists Cannan was a novelist and dramatist. He married Mary (a former actress) in 1910 after she was divorced from her previous husband, the author J.M. Barrie, because of her affair with Cannan....
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23
Feb

Foster, Anthony

Anthony Noel Henry Foster (1909–1957) Hilliers, Ellery Rise, Frieth RG9 6PH The artist Anthony Foster was a sculptor, woodcarver and one of a number of assistants to Eric Gill in the1930s when Gill required help with commissions for a number of large-scale works for London Underground and the BBC (MacCarthy). He worked with Gill at...
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23
Feb

Hillesden Group

Eric Mellon (1925–2014) and Martina Thomas (1925–1995) Derek Davis (1926–2008) and Ruth Lambert John Clarke and Mary Mansfield The Old Vicarage, Church End, Hillesden MK18 4DB The artists The Hillesden Group 1951 – 1955–7 This group of artists, which comprised three couples, lived and worked at the Old Vicarage, Hillesden which they rented for several...
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23
Feb

Piper, John

John Egerton Christmas Piper (1903–1992) Fawley Bottom Farmhouse, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JH The artist John Piper was one of the most important and versatile British artists of the twentieth century. Born in Epsom, Surrey, the son of a solicitor, he initially joined the family firm, but left after three years to attend Richmond School of...
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23
Feb

Richardson, Car and sisters

Josephine Mary Richardson (1869–1945) Caroline (Car) Beatrice Richardson (1873–1959) Woodhouse and Ridge House, Quill Hall Lane Amersham HP6 6UL Lavender Cottage, Chestnut Lane Amersham Downash (now The Old School House), Bois Lane HP6 6BP The Tithe Barn, Bois Lane Chesham Bois HP6 6BP The artists Josephine, Caroline (Car) and Mona were born into a military...
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23
Feb

von Motesiczky, Marie-Louise

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906-1996) Cornerways, 86 Chestnut Lane, Amersham  HP6 6EP The artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky was born into the cultured high society of Vienna in 1906. Her father Edmund, a Hungarian aristocrat with Jewish roots was a talented amateur cellist, who died when Marie-Louise was three. Her mother Henriette came from a wealthy family...
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23
Feb

Whistler, Rex

Reginald (Rex) John Whistler (1905–1944) Bolebec House, 7 Oving Road, Whitchurch HP22 4JF The artist Rex Whistler was born in 1905 in Eltham. He moved, with his family, to Farnham Common in Buckinghamshire in the 1920s just before he was accepted at the Royal Academy. He disliked the regime there and was ‘sacked for incompetence’....
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23
Feb

Callow, William

William & Harriet Callow The Firs, Potter Row, South Heath, Great Missenden HP16 9LT The artists William Callow was born in Greenwich in 1812. He showed an early talent for drawing and at the age of 11 started work for an engraver, Theodore Fielding, where he served his apprenticeship and was taught watercolours by Charles...
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