GLOVER, Lady (Daphne) Sybil Mullen

1907 - 1995

As Daphne Sybil Jones, she was born at Hulme, Manchester on 22 November 1907, daughter of Ann Jones who in 1911 was a married 22 year old visitor with daughter Sybil, at Quarry House, Chapel Street, Newbridge, Ruabon, Cefn, Denbighshire, the home of unmarried 69 year old Anne Williams. She studied at the St Martin's School of Art in London under Roland Vivian Pitchforth (1895-1982) and with private tutors. She married at Hastings, Sussex in 1927 Joseph Cuthbert Mullen (29 April 1883-1940) and in 1939 they were living at Little Doone, Tallard Newton, Liskeard, Cornwall, where Joseph died the following year. Sybil, as she was known, lived for many years in Suffolk and as Mrs Sybil Mullen Glover was a member of Ipswich Art Club from 1963 and continued to exhibit regularly throughout her painting career. She exhibited from 1 Park Place, Stoke, Plymouth in 1963 four watercolours 'A Suffolk Landscape', 'The Barge', 'The Bridge of Sighs' and 'Lonely Waters, Suffolk' and four the following year 'A Symphony in China Clay', 'From Haddon Hall, Suffolk', 'The Last of St Michael's' and 'The Sirdar Visits Plymouth' and in 1967 a further four watercolours 'Barbican Splenour', 'Evening at the Pool', 'A Cornish Creek' and 'Plymouth Fish Market'. In 1972 she exhibited from 108 Moresworth Road, Stoke 'An English Fortress' which seem to have beer her last showing at Ipswich. She also exhibited at the Royal Academy 1963-1969, the New English Art Club and the Society of Women Artists (1959-1980) and at the Paris Salon where she won gold and silver medal. In 1964 elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the Society of Marine Artists and was also a member of the Society of Women Artists. She later had a studio at Mvagissey, Cornwall and donated 800,000 to the RNLI to build a lifeboat. She died at Plymouth in July 1995.

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