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Artists and their Gardens
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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13
Feb

Artists’ Gardens Reports

Please note that all these gardens are in private ownership and therefore are not open to the public. The artists have been placed into two groups, an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ list. Click on the lists below to read the report on each artist. Those in the ‘A’ group had the greater connections with their...
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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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