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Artists and their Gardens
08
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecote

John Nash and the Dovecote   Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies....
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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

Gill, Eric and Jones, David

Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882–1940) David Jones (1895–1974) Pigotts, Near North Dean, High Wycombe HP14 4NF The artists Eric Gill was one of the artists who were ‘pioneers of modern British sculpture’, revolutionising their field ‘in a burst of daring creativity’ in the years before the First World War (Cork). To this Gill added a...
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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

Jamieson, Alexander

Alexander Jamieson (1873–1937) Burnside, Church Walk, Weston Turville HP22 5SH The artist Alexander Jamieson was born in Glasgow in 1873. He attended Haldane Academy (Glasgow School of Art) and won a scholarship to study for a year in Paris, where he developed a style broadly impressionistic in character. He met many of the French impressionists...
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23
Feb

Jopling, Louise

Louise Jopling Rowe (1843–1933) 1   Woodlands, Manor Park, Chesham Bois HP6 2   Manor Farm (now The Manor), North Road, Chesham Bois HP6 5NA The artist Louise Jopling (née Goode) was born in Manchester, one of nine children. By the age of seventeen both her parents had died, and she married her first husband, Francis...
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23
Feb

McKnight Kauffer, Edward

Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890–1954); Marion V. Dorn (1896–1964) Hubert Lindsay Wellington (1879-1967); Irene Wellington (1904-1984) The White House, North End, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JZ The artists McKnight Kauffer McKnight Kauffer was a versatile artist who drew on a wide variety of styles to create his work: Japanese art, Fauvism, Constructivism and Surrealism. He worked in the...
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23
Feb

Mee, Margaret

Margaret Ursula Mee née Brown (1909–1988) 1    ‘The Crest’, White Hill, Chesham HP5 (1909–10) 2    ‘Rosemead’ (now Culwood House), Lye Green Road, Chesham HP5 3NH (1910–14) 3    ‘The Haven’, Eskdale Avenue, Chesham HP5 3AY (1922–1929/30) The artist Margaret Mee was both a botanical artist and a conservationist, who specialised in painting the flora...
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23
Feb

Nash, Paul and John

Paul Nash (1889–1946) John Northcote Nash (1893–1977) Wood Lane House, Wood Lane, Iver Heath SL0 0LD The artists Despite being close, the brothers were very much individuals and disliked being lumped together as ‘the Nash Brothers’. However, they were both important C20 artists and today are held in high esteem, primarily for their war commissions....
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