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Crocuses 1947

Emily Beatrice Bland (1864–1951)

The Wilson
Painter, especially of flowers in oil, studied at Lincoln School of Art, then at the Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks and Fred Brown, 1892–4. Exhibited RA, NEAC, Fine Art Society, Goupil Gallery, Ridley Art Club, SWA and elsewhere. Chantrey Bequest bought her Striped Camellias and Yachts at Lymington, both now in the Tate Gallery. Other British and some overseas galleries hold her work. A prolific painter, she had her first one-man show at the Leicester Galleries in 1922. Lived in London.

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

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