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Edith Granger-Taylor
(1887 - 1958)

Olive in a Blue Hat

SKU: 10473

Pastel on paper

Signed


Size:
Height – 51cm
Width – 42cm

DESCRIPTION

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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THE ARTIST

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.

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