CANTON, Susan Ruth

1849 - 1932

Born at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London on 5 February 1849, eldest child of Crucifix Canton (1823-1890), a dentist, and his first wife Susan née Brewer, who married at Norwich in 1846. Crucifix married secondly at Kensington in 1854, Eliza Bristow. In 1861 a 12 year old living at 6 Earls Terrace, St Mary Abbotts, Kensington with her father, 39 year old Crucifix and 30 year old step-mother Eliza, with ten year old sister Katherine but by 1871 Crucifix was again a widower, living at 40 St. Martins Lane, London with his two daughters. Susan studied at the Royal Academy Schools where she was awarded a silver medal for design in 1881. A sculptor, modeller, wax modeller and painter she participated in the annual exhibitions of the Society of Women Artists between 1895 and 1909 and between 1880 and 1920 she also exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Miniature Society, the Bruton Galleries in London; the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool; Leeds City Art Gallery; Nottingham Castle Museum and at Manchester City art Gallery. She spent a long time in Suffolk and her paintings of the Blyth estuary reached a wide public and were reproduced in coloured postcards. She died at Paddington, London on 24 October 1932, she was unmarried. Canton was the author of 'The Meaning of a Dream' in 'Occult Review' volume 22, December 1915 (p.368)

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