TODD, Edith Jane

1894 - 1973

Edith Todd

As Edith Jane Isom, she was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 3 February 1894, daughter of William Isom (1861-1912), a sub-editor & journalist, and his wife Agnes née Bell (1855-1938), who married at Ballingdon, Sudbury, Suffolk in 1884 when William moved to Bury St Edmund's and opened as a printer at Garland Street but by 1901 was a journalist. In 1911, Edith was a 17 year old student at School of Art, living at 18 Fornham Road, Bury St Edmund's with her parents, 49 year old William and 54 year old Agnes. She married at North Bierley, Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1919, Rowland Griffiths Todd (27 January 1891-1965), builder & garage proprietor, and in 1939 they were living at 22 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds. Edith painted portraits, landscapes and flowers and is fond of painting Suffolk winter scenes. A painter in oil and a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy and a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1955-1973 exhibiting from Horringer Court, Bury St Edmund's in 1956 'Sunshine and Snow in Suffolk' and 'Barbara', in 1957 'Springtime', in 1958 'Winter Scene near Icklingham' and 1959 'Suffolk Landscape', her last exhibit was in 1972 'Birdwatcher'. She also exhibited in the Flower Painting Exhibition and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Society of British Artists, also in Paris. Edith died at Bury St Edmund's in 1973. She is sometimes conflated with the Irish artist Edith Ross Todd. (Copsey 'Suffolk Book Trades' (2012))




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