CHURCHMAN, Dorothy Adelaide

1892 - 1967

Born at Ipswich on 3 March 1892, daughter 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, she was a niece of Sir Arthur Churchman [q.v.] (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 two younger sisters, Phyllis Elsie and Ida Nancy. 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 some thirty-seven works 1923-1937, some being duplicated, mostly flower studies, from The Lodge, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk 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 1937 'Winds from the Downs', 'Roses and Mignonette', 'Polperro, Cornwall' and 'Dark Red Roses' and continued to be a regular exhibitor until her death. She was also a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1949-1951 from Woodbridge. In 1939 she was still living at Melton Lodge, Woodbridge with her widowed father and two unmarried sisters Ida and Violet [q.v.]. She died at Ipswich in 1967, aged 74, she was unmarried.