ALEXANDER, Catharine Whalley

1904 - 2004

Born at Mundesley, Norfolk on 14 December 1904, daughter of Philip Frederick Alexander and his wife Frances Emma née Bryan [Alexander q.v.], who married at Hampstead, London in 1898. Her father was a schoolmaster living at 28 Church Row, Hampstead but on his retirement moved to Mill Field, Walberswick, Suffolk where he took up metalwork, her mother was a musician and a painter. At the age of 16, Catharine followed her sister, the letterer Margaret Alexander, to the Slade School of Fine Art, studying under Henry Tonks, Philip Wilson Steer and Walter Russell and designed posters for the Underground Group 1924-1925. She married at Hampstead in 1925, publisher & writer Noel Lewis Carrington (1894-1989) and they lived at Hampstead until 1945 when she moved to Lambourne, Berkshire and later Steyning, West Sussex. A painter and draughtsman she exhibited at the New Crafton Gallery in 1976. She died at Steyning in 2004.