LITHIBY, Beatrice Ethel

1889 - 1966

Born at Northcote, Queen's Road, Richmond, Surrey on 4 December 1889, daughter of John Lithiby (1853-1936), a barrister, and his wife Ethel Stewart née Smith (1860-1943), who married at Brentford in 1888. By 1901 they had moved to 11 Porchester Square, Paddington but in 1911, although the family were still there, Beatrice was out of the country. She studied at the Royal Academy Schools and served in the First World War and, on the death of her father in 1936, set up her studio at Wantage, Berkshire but in 1939 an artist living at Dower House, Waltham Cross, Essex with others. A painter and designer, specialising in church furnishings and stained glass. She again served her country as a ranking army officer during the Second World War being awarded an M.B.E. to be followed by an O.B.E.. Following the war she became a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1946 and in her later years concentrated on landscapes in oil and in watercolour. She exhibited at Ipswich Art Club from Milverton, Garfield Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1948 an oil 'V.J. Day on the Orwell' and a watercolour 'A Flurry on the Orwell' and she also exhibited at the Royal Academy; the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour; Royal Society of British Artists; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; the Society of Women Artists and in the provinces. Beatrice died at The Guildry, Belmont, Wantage, Berkshire on 25 July 1966, she was unmarried. She was the author of 'A Guide to Wantage church'.

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