WHITEHEAD, Christina Lilias Wingate

1893 - 1970

As Christina Lilias Wingate Morrison, she was born at Kensington, London on 15 November 1893, only child of Wingate Morrison (born 1857) and his wife Edith née Willies, who married at Howrah St Thomas, Bengal, India on 1 November 1888. In 1911, a 17 year old scholar living at 10 Field Stile Road, Southwold, Suffolk with her 45 year old mother Edith, born Priors Marston, Warwickshire. She married at Kensington, London in 1923, Noel Tancred Whitehead (1888-1966) and painted under the name of Christina Whitehead. From about 1955 they lived at Strickland House, Park Lane, Southwold and where her husband, a retired Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps, died on 8 May 1966. A founder member and exhibitor at the Southwold Art Circle and was its one-time chairman and the Christina Whitehead Award, for an oil painting, was inaugurated in her memory and an over-subscription a second award was founded 'for other media'. She died at Southwold in 1970.




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