HERIZ-SMITH, Gillian Lewis Mitford

1899 - 1987

Sometimes Lewis Gillian Heriz-Smith, 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, 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 exhibitor. 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. She was distantly related to artist Patrick Heriz-Smith [q.v.]

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