Marjorie Lilly was born in London and studied at the Slade, she met Walter Sickert in 1917 when she had a studio in the same building as him. They became closely associated and she used to accompany him on his quest to paint the perfect interior. Lilly exhibited widely at the Baillie Gallery, London Salon, New English Art Club and Royal Society of British Artists. Sadly, much of her work was destroyed when he r flat was bombed during the Second World War. Lilly wrote ‘Sickert: The Painter and his Circle’, which was published in 1971.