LEWCOCK, Kathleen Mary

1882 - 1963

As Kathleen Mary Hindle, she was born at Driffield, Yorkshire on 26 September 1882, daughter of Walter Hindle, a corn merchant, and his wife Sarah née Hindell[sic], who married at Selby, Yorkshire in 1879. In 1891, an eight year old living at 2 Elm Terrace, Park Road, Kingston-upon-Hull with her parents, 37 year old Walter, born Selby and 38 year old Sarah, born Thorpe Willoughby, Yorkshire and two younger siblings. Well educated and a junior governess at a school in York, she married at Leeds in 1910, Henry Closson Lewcock [q.v.] and in 1911, Ipswich born Henry was a 29 year old warehouseman living at 35 Mexborough Drive, Chapeltown Road, Leeds with his 28 year old wife Kathleen. They were living at Ipswich by 1915 when their only child Mary was born and in 1926 Henry, now a partner in Lewcock & Pemberton, ship brokers at Princes Street, Ipswich, was living with his wife and daughter at 9 Marlborough Road, Ipswich. Kathleen was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1932-1962, landscape and flower painter, and a regular exhibitor showing over 88 works 1931-1950. Her exhibits in 1932 were six watercolours of local places 'The Sanctuary Ford, Letheringham', 'Old Stoke Bridge, Ipswich', 'On Purdis Heath', 'Letheringham Abbey', 'A Caravan on the Orwell' and 'A Suffolk Barn' but her subjects included views of Cornwall and Yorkshire and still life of flowers including ‘The River at Ely’ and ‘Anemones’ (1933) and in 1941 five works ‘Mousehole, Cornwall’, 'Kersey', 'Maltster's House, Fore Street, Ipswich', 'Wallflowers' and 'Snape Bridge' and a further five in 1942 and six in 1943 and in 1944. In 1939 she was living at 16 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich but in 1946 she exhibited from 31 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich an oil 'Inquest Adjourned', in 1947 'Wave Bands', in 1948 'Lone Cub' and 'Emulation', in 1949 'Painted for a Child' and 'Loch Eilt' and in 1950 'The Intruder' and 'Museum Piece'. She died at Ipswich in 1963, aged 80.