FEW, Elsie Evelyn

1909 - 1980

Born at St Andrew, Jamaica on 4 February 1909, daughter of Jethro Few and his wife Evelyn Beatrice née White, who married at Kingston, Jamaica on 17 September 1902. She returned to England and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and in Paris, also at the Bartlett School of Architecture. She married at Marylebone in 1937, Claude Maurice Rogers (24 January 1907-1979) [q.v.] and became associated with the Euston Road School and with their exhibition at Wakefield City Art Gallery in 1948. In 1939 a training college lecturer on art, living at Rodwell House, Baylham, Ipswich with her husband Claude, an artist painter. A painter in oil, artist in collage and teacher, she exhibited at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1973 and Christoopher Hull's Annex Gallery, Wimbledon in 1979. For a time a member of the London Group and the Royal West of England Academy and senior lecturer and head of department at Gipsy Hill Training College. She and her husband lived for many years at Somerton, Suffolk but she died at Haringey, London in 1980. There was a memorial exhibition at Bury St Edmund's Art Gallery which included landscapes from her Euston Road period, and abstract collages which she had begun to create in 1968, shortly before her stroke and partial paralysis.

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