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Artists’ Gardens Reports – A’list
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

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

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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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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