LILLEY, Catherine Ann

1864 - 1957

Born at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 1864, daughter of James Lilley, a printer, and his wife Catherine née Downing, who married at Thorpe le Soken, Essex in 1862. In 1871, a 6 year old living at Rann Street, Birmingham with her parents, 32 year old James and 32 year old Catherine and her younger sibling Maria 2. In 1891, they were living at 47 Kingswood Road, Kings Norton, Worcestershire when Catherine was a 26 year old artist with the addition of a 15 year brother James. By 1901 the family had moved to White Hall Farm House, Thorpe le Soken, the birthplace of her father and by 1911 Catherine and her parents had moved to Cuba House, Weeley Heath, Clacton, Essex by which time young Catherine was taking a few years off her age which was given as 40. She exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists; Baillie Gallery and the Royal Academy from Moseley, Birmingham in 1887, Thorpe le Soken 1899 and Weeley 1906. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1945-1955 and exhibited from Cuba House in 1946 an oil 'Delphiniums', in 1947 two paintings 'Blythburgh Church' and 'Butterfly Roses', in 1948 an oil 'Delphiniums', in 1949 exhibited four pictures 'The Pink Sunbonnet', 'Gladioli', 'Autumn Sunset' and 'White Roses', in 1950 exhibited 'Delphiniums' again, also 'Pin Mill' and in 1951 two oils 'Blue and Bronze' and 'Zinnias' and was a regular exhibitor until her death. She died at Weeley Heath in 1957, aged 94, she was unmarried.




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