Edith Granger-Taylor
(1887 - 1958)

Olive in a Blue Hat

SKU: 10473

Pastel on paper


Height – 51cm
Width – 42cm


Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.224.

This pastel portrait is of Edith’s sister-in-law, and frequent model, Olive Deakes.

The work comes in its original, Rowley Gallery frame. 

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Granger-Taylor, Edith

1887 – 1958

Edith Granger-Taylor began painting as a child, attending the
Royal Academy Schools (1910), St. John’s Wood Art School,
and the Slade School of Fine Art for a term in 1919, where she
studied under Henry Tonks. She also returned to the Slade in the
early 1930s to study stage design. 

She exhibited numerously in the 1920s and 1930s, including
at the NEAC, the RE exhibition in 1935, and with solo shows at
the Grosvenor Galleries (1922) and Beaux Arts Gallery (1932).
However, her increasing frustration as a female artist working
in the inter-war years, showcased in paintings such as Allegory
(1934) (which she referred to as a “delicate feminist satire”),
caused her to retreat from the art world, and after the 1930s her
work would not be exhibited again in her lifetime.


Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait with Pig Tails, c.1920
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Small Grey Abstract, c. 1934
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self-portrait, c.1920
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Three Figures, c. 1910
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Seated Woman, c. 1910
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
The Liberty Scarf
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Olive in a Blue Hat
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
The Pink Armchair, 1920’s
Edith Granger-Taylor (1887 - 1958)
Self Portrait, 1911