WRIGHT, Elizabeth

1928 - 2015

Apples at the Pound

As Elizabeth Bodman, she was born at Bristol on 22 March 1928, daughter of Dr. Francis Hervey Bodman, M.D. (27 November 1900-1980) and his wife Irene Early née Gates (10 October 1902-1987), who married at Bristol in 1926. After schooling at Oxford she studied at Oxford Art School then took a domestic science course at Atholl Crescent Cookery School at Edinburgh. At various times she has been a cook at Eton College, model, usherette and Land Army girl, but always kept up her painting. In 1946/1947 she studied at the East Anglian School of Art & Drawing at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk under Arthur Lett-Haines [q.v.] and Cedric Morris [q.v.] where she gained the nickname 'Body' and where she met Thomas Harry Wright [q.v.], whom she married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1949. Elizabeth died in 2015.




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