DICKSON, Nell G

1891 - 1966

As Nellie Gwenllian Parry-Price, she was born at Reading, Berkshire on 7 November and baptised on 3 December 1891, daughter of Dr John Alfred Parry-Price (1853-1931), a medical practitioner, and his wife Frances Mary née Page, who married at Hampstead, London in 1886. She married at St Mary Reading on 2 January 1917, Dr Ian Dunbar Dickson (11 April 1886-1973), a surgeon in the R.A.M.C. who during WW1 served in Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1918 'For distinguished service in the field' and was a prominent doctor in Reading and Edinburgh, as well as a medical officer in Northern Rhodesia Medical Service. Nellie painted under the name of Nell G. Dickson and exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1933, from 20 Christchurch Road, Norwich 'Norwich Cathedral'. In 1939 she was living at 20 Christchurch Road, Norwich with her husband Dr Ian Dickson and daughter Delphine M. (4 February 1921-). In the 1950s they travelled to Canada and the United States of America. Nell was a prominent Norwich artist and died at Norwich in 1966. In 1960 she founded a charity for 'The Provision of an annual prize to a pupil deserving the prize in respect of Progress of or Attainment in the Study of Art'.