JENKINS, Marjorie Rider

1905 - 1996

Marjorie Rider Jenkins

As Marjorie Rider, she was born at Lewisham, London on 7 August 1905, second of the three daughters of Frederick William Jenkins, a managing clerk, and his wife Amelia, née Davison, who married at Greenwich in 1901. In 1911, a seven year old living at 6 Hurst Road, Bexley, Kent with her parents, 41 year old Frederick and 39 year old Amelia and her two sisters. She studied at St Martin's School of Art during the 1920s and married at Paddington, London in 1926, fellow student Thomas Reginald John Jenkins, a commercial artist with Unilever, Reg., who was an advertising art director, was born on 17 November 1904 and died at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1983. For a time Marjorie was employed as a sketch artist for the fashion house and Royal dressmaker Callista and in 1939 she and her husband were living at Goosberry Cottage, Lindsey Tye, near Hadleigh, Suffolk from where she worked, sometimes working with artist Frank Edward Burnham Hughes (19051987). After the Second World War her marriage broke up and she left Gooseberry Cottage for the adjoining village of Kersey and about 1980 moved to Bromeswell, Woodbridge. About seven years before her death her son Anthony arranged for the successful exhibition of her work with the Bloomsbury Gallery of Abbott & Holder at 30 Museum Street, London. Marjorie died on 22 March 1996 at the home she shared with her partner, Joe Tarbet, at 'Cavaliers', Sandy Lane, Bromeswell, Woodbridge.




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