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David Blunkett (b.1947)
© the artist. Photo credit: University of Sheffield

David Blunkett (b.1947) 2004

Shenda Amery (b.1937)

University of Sheffield

Figurative sculptor, painter and draughtsman, brought up in Essex, who studied chemistry at college and married an architect who was a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright in America. Amery studied there with a Japanese artist. Lived in the Middle East for 18 years, returning to London in 1978, sharing her time between a flat in Chelsea and an old mill-house in Cambridgeshire. Originally exhibited as a painter, group shows including Institute of Women Painters, Teheran, Iran, 1975; Loggia Gallery, 1978 (she was a member of the Society of Free Painters and Sculptors); and Trends, Mall Galleries, 1979. Later solo painting shows included Loggia, 1978. Turned to sculpture, mixed exhibitions including Chelsea Art Society, of which she was a member. Had a series of solo sculpture exhibitions at The Orangery, Holland Park.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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