PEDLER, Mary

1890 - 1957

As Mary Johnson, she was born at Barnes, Surrey on 8 December 1890, daughter of Marcus Johnson, a carpet warehouseman, and his wife Minnie. In 1891, a 2 year old living at Bickerton Road, Islington, London with her parents, 42 year old Marcus, born Islington and 31 year old Minnie, born in Ireland, with two sibling sisters, Dora 5 and Frances 4, both born at Chiswick, London. She married at Islington in 1916, Dr Hubert Charles George Pedler (22 September 1885-1958), then an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and in civilian life a general practitioner. An artist in watercolour and an associate member of the Ipswich Art Club 1939-1957 and they lived at the Manor House, Mendlesham, Suffolk where they were living in 1939 and from where she exhibited four works in 1941 'Summerhouse Window', 'Georgian Mantlepiece', 'The Cart Lodge' and 'Flower Study' four works the following year 'Seaman's Hall, Wetheringsett', 'Prunus and Laburnum', 'The Stack Yard' and 'The Pine Tree', in 1943 five works 'The Back Field', 'The Horse Pond', 'Lily Pond', South Porch, Mendlesham Church' and 'Still Life', in 1944 'House at Mendlesham', 'Winter Evening', 'Cattle Pond' and 'Farm at Mendlesham' and from 12 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich in 1946 'Larkspur and Clarkia', 'Val', 'Essex Garden' and 'From the Mill House', in 1947 'Winter Field', 'Red Bridge, Hoxne', Hawks Mill Street, Needham Market' and 'Spring' and was a regular exhibitor with usually four paintings each exhibition. She died at Winchester in 1957, aged 68 and her husband died at Ipswich the following year aged 72.