RUSSELL, Helen Mary

1883 - 1980

As Helen Mary Sale, she was born at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire on 8 February and baptised on 11 March 1883, daughter of Major Matthew Townsend Sale (1841-1913), Royal Engineers, and his wife Mary Eleanor née Ford, who married at Stockton, Durham in 1882. Helen married at Moradabad, Bengal, India on 23 November 1919, Claude Anthony Russell (19 February 1886-1955), an army officer, and in 1939 Helen is described as an artist living at The Coppice, Gables Road, Fleet, Hampshire with her husband Claude, a retired army officer. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1951 and exhibited from The Coppice, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire in 1942 'Portrait Study', 'The Clyde at Lanark', 'Corner in Stow-on-Wold' and 'Old Penzance', in 1943 a single oil 'W. Allcott, Esq. R.W.A.' and in 1946 three paintings 'Little Green Horses, 'The Cake Queue, Stow in the Water' and 'Canton Enamels'. She died at Kingsbridge, Devon in 1980.