WALPOLE, Lucy Gertrude

1893 - 1979

Gertrude Lucy Walpole was born at 10 Strathmore Gardens, Kensington on 14 January 1893, youngest daughter of Spencer Charles Walpole (1852-1934), a club secretary, and his wife Jessie Madeline née Nicholas (1855-1925), who married at Kingston, Surrey on 23 December 1885. In 1911, the family were living at Springbank Westcott, Dorking, Surrey. Lucy studied at Walter Donne's (1867-1930) 'Parisian Studio' in London and at Brighton School of Art. A portrait and flower painter and a watercolour landscape painter, she exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the Royal Academy; Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Academy 1921-1940 from Church House, Lancing, Sussex in 1921, Brighton 1929 and Ufford, Suffolk in 1935 and had solo exhibitions in Brighton, Cambridge, Woodbridge and Ipswich. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1934-1979 and exhibited from Strawberry Hill, Ufford, Woodbridge in 1934 six works 'Portrait of an Old Man', 'Nasturtiums', 'Mrs. G. H. Stevens', 'The Looking Glass' and watercolours 'Snow in Suffolk' and 'Woodbridge Mill', six works in 1935 and six in 1937 'Autumn', 'Old Woman Picking Apples', 'Rosemary dancing', 'Miss Juliet Somers' and watercolours 'Ufford' and 'The Path through the Wood', two oils in 1943 'Ufford Trees' and 'Early Spring, Ufford' and exhibited regularly, her oil 'Portrait of an Old Man' was on show at Society centenary exhibition in 1974. In 1939, an artist living at Strawberry Hill, Ufford, Woodbridge where she died on 5 January 1979, she was unmarried.

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