CHAPMAN, Della (Adella) J

1931 - ?

As Adella J Lythgoe, she was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1931, daughter of Henry Lythgoe (4 March 1900-1974), and his wife Florence Lilian née Shaw (born 25 January 1901), who married at Bolton in 1930. In 1939, she was living at 82 Dordons Road, Luton, Bedfordshire with her parents Henry, a cash collector, and Florence. She attended Goldsmiths' College School of Art 1949-1953, her tutors were were painters Adrian Ryan [q.v.] and Kenneth Martin, and sculptor Robert Jones. She married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1957 Martin H. Chapman [q.v.], and paints under the name of Della Chapman. She settled at Syers Farm, Hitcham, Suffolk where close-up study of nature was of major importance from where she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1959 amongst others an oil 'Harvest Carts', but later moved to Margaret Catchpole's Cottage, Park Lane, Brandeston, Suffolk. Although she did not study etching at college her etchings had group shows at Greenwich Prinmakers, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Gainsborough House in Sudbury, Print Workshop in Sudbury and Suffolk Craft Society. Solo exhibitions included Luton Museum, Gainsborough House and elsewhere in East Anglia.

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