HERIZ-SMITH, Lewis Gillian Mitford

1899 - 1987

Lewis Gillian Mitford Heriz-Smith, sometimes Gillian Lewis, was born at Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk on 9 October 1899, youngest child of the four children of Charles Mitford Heriz-Smith (1853-1933) and his wife Marion Frances Georgina née Johnson (1862-1956), who married at All Saints, Clifton, Gloucestershire on 9 September 1885. In 1901, she was living at The Bungalow, Pot Kilns, Great Cornard, Suffolk with her parents, 53 year old Charles, a retired Indian Official, and 38 year old Marion and three siblings, Joan, Denzil and Sybil, but ten years later they had moved to 31 Bushmead Avenue, Bedford. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1926-1938 and exhibited from Carsilgy, Ruan Minor, Cornwall in 1927 two oils 'Dawn' and 'A Cornish Wave' and a watercolour 'Sunset on the Lizard Downs' and was a regular annual exhibitor and as Miss L and Miss L M Heriz-Smith in 1932 an oil 'A Stormy Sea' and a watercolour 'Altanca Church, Piotta, Switzerland', in 1933 two works 'Winterton Beach, Norfolk' and 'Kennack Sands, Cornwall', in 1935 two oils 'Geranium Time, Cadgwith' and 'Summer Time' in 1937 two oils 'Drying Sails, Cadgwith Beach' and 'Fuschias Bloom in Cornwall'. She was also a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1959 from 'Wings' Kessingland Beach, Lowestoft, Suffolk. She died at Kessingland on 29 June 1987 and buried in the family grave at Loddon, Norfolk, she was unmarried. Lewis was distantly related to artist Patrick Heriz-Smith [q.v.]




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