WATT, Mary Millar

1924 - ?

Born at Dedham, Essex in 1924, daughter of John Millar Watt [q.v.] and his wife Amy Maultby née Biggs [Watt q.v.]. Educated in Cornwall and Devon and in 1939 attended the St Ives School of Art under Leonard Fuller (1891-1973), who first opened his school in 1938. During the War she relocated to Bath and worked as a draughtsman for the Charts Department of the Admiralty. After the war the family removed to Knightsbridge in London and she completed a five-year Diploma at the Royal Academy Schools 1947-1952, earning silver medals for painting and drawing and a David Murray scholarship for landscape. Mary’s work consists largely of portraits, remarkable for their range, demonstrating her dexterity in so many media and she is somewhat, an artistic polymath. A member and exhibitor of the Society of Women Artists, also exhibiting at the Royal Academy; Royal Society of Portrait Painters; Society of Miniature Painters and the Royal Watercolour Society. A member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited from Fir Tree House, 81 Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk in 1977 two paintings 'Evening in Early Winter' and 'Little Girl' and in 1978 'Shotley' and 'Portrait' and was a regular exhibitor exhibiting three items in 1980 'Chalk Drawings', 'Gemini Variations' and 'Willow'. She lives in retirement in Edgefield, Norfolk where she works, and exhibits for the most part locally, from where she was also a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1990-1994.




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