CHURCHMAN, Dorothy Adelaide

1892 - 1967

Dorothy Adelaide Churchman, was born at Ipswich on 3 March 1892, eldest of the four daughters of Sir William Alfred Churchman, Bart. (1863-1947), a director of Imperial Tobacco Company, and his wife Lois Adelaide née Wrinch (died 1934), who married at Ipswich in 1891, Dorothy was a niece of Sir Arthur Churchman [q.v.], later Lord Woodbridge. In 1911, a 19 year old, living at Orwell House, Lower Street, Walton-cum-Felixstowe, Suffolk with her parents, 48 year old William and 44 year old Lois, and her three younger sisters, Phyllis Elsie 17, Ida Nancy 10 and Violet 2. Watercolour flower painter, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1923-1966 and exhibited from Maynell Lodge, Felixstowe in 1923, two watercolours 'Music of the Bells' and 'To the True Lover of Nature' and exhibited from The Lodge, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk some thirty-seven works 1923-1937, mostly flower studies. In 1932, 'Pink Dahlias', 'Rose in a Window', 'Delphiniums', 'The Pink Hollyhock', 'Old Houses at Nayland' and 'Early Tulips', in 1933, 'Primroses', 'The Worn Steps, St Mary's Church, Woodbridge', 'From Ufford Bridge', and 'Delphiniums', in 1935 'The Touch of Spring' and 'Where the Seeds wait to Grow One by One' and in 1937, 'Winds from the Downs', 'Roses and Mignonette', 'Polperro, Cornwall' and 'Dark Red Roses' and continued to be a regular annual exhibitor until her death. She was also a member and exhibitor from Woodbridge, at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1949-1951. In 1939, she was still living at Melton Lodge, Woodbridge with her widowed father and two unmarried sisters Ida Nancy and Violet Churchman [q.v.]. She was of Melton Lodge, Woodbridge when she died at 57 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich on 26 January 1967, aged 74, she was unmarried and left over £500,000.