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Artists’ Gardens Reports – B’list
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

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

Nicholson, William & Ben

Sir William Nicholson (1872–1949) Mabel Nicholson née Pryde (1871–1918) Ben Nicholson (1894–1992) The White Cottage, Village Road, Denham Village UB9 5BH   The artists The Nicholsons were a family of artists who married artists. William Nicholson was a painter of portraits and landscapes; his speciality was still-life and in particular floral compositions, of which he...
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