PACKARD, Katherine Mary

1869 - 1951

Born at Grove House, Bramford on 1 November 1869, daughter of Sir Edward Packard [q.v.] and his wife Ellen, eldest daughter of Walton Turner. Educated by a governess at home and she studied at Ipswich Art School, passing her drawing examinations in 1888 and was a member of Ipswich Art Club 1891-1950 and a regular exhibitor showing at least eighty-three works between 1889-1949. In 1889 she exhibited from Grove House, Bramford watercolours 'Chrysanthemums' and 'Wild Roses', 1890 'Spring Flowers' and 'Japanese Anenomes', in 1891 'Walberswick' and 'Gathering Clouds', in 1892 'Harvest in the North' and 'Cottages at Bramford' later subjects were local scenes and views in Scotland and Cornwall and some Indian subjects including in 1898 'From Pin Mill', 1899 'Cromer', 'In Ipswich Dock' and 'Sproughton Lock in October' and in 1901 'Boers Prison Camp, Bellar, India', and 'Monsoon Remeneny' in 1907 'Old Houses, Dedham', 1920 'November in Cornwall' in 1923 'The Street of Green Shutters, Montreuil-sur-Mer' and a pen & colour drawing 'Flowering in June' and in 1925 she had two watercolours on display 'The Royal Naval College, Greenwich' and 'In a Little Port in France'. She later lived at Fleet, Hampshire but in 1939 was living with her elder brother Turner Packard at 'Poplar Tree', Copdock, near Ipswich, and exhibited in 1941 'Poplar Tree Garden' and 'Suffolk Landscape' and in 1942 'Spring. A sketch'. She died in the Gipping district of Suffolk in 1951, she was unmarried.