WINN, Constance Agnes

1888 - 1984

Born at Ewell, Surrey on 20 September 1888, eldest daughter of Arthur Thomas Winn (1854-1927), a barrister, and his wife Constance, fourth daughter of Henry Hicks of Heath House, Weybridge, Surrey, who married on 23 June 1883 and had moved to The Uplands, Aldeburgh by 1894. She studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts under the tutelage of Vivian Pitchforth (1895-1982). Connie, as she was known, travelled to Tangier, Portugal and Gibraltar regularly and a painter using a vivid palette, and her works were regularly accepted by the Royal Acadamy Summer Exhibitions but were never hung. A member and exhibitor at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour also exhibiting at Chenel Galleries and at the Royal Society of British Artist but generally declined to sell, opening her cottage each summer showing pictures in aid of local charities. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1942 but she exhibited from at least 1933 when she exhibited from 'Uplands', Aldeburgh, Suffolk a watercolour 'Barges at Snape Bridge' and in 1937 'Tunstall' and at their centenary exhibition in 1974 her watercolour 'Evening Walk' was on display and in 1977 she exhibited from Aldeburgh Cottage, Aldeburgh two paintings 'Flowers' and 'Low Tide'. The Connie Winn Trophy was awarded to schools at Halesworth, Butley and Kesgrave in the 1970's to encourage 'a compassionate understanding of animals'. She died in the Deben district, Suffolk in November 1984, she was unmarried. Flick & Son held a sale of her works at the Church Hall, Aldeburgh in 1986 and in 1980 Margot Strickland put on an exhibition at Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery.




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