Clare Leighton was an¬† artist, writer and wood engraver, best known for her illustrated books recording English rural life (The Farmer’s Year,
1933, Four Hedges, 1935), and her recording of life in America where
she emigrated to in 1939.¬†¬† Southern Harvest, (1942) and¬† New England
Industries,(1952, produced for Wedgwood) are amongst the most
celebrated and poignant records of American rural life of their period.