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Self Portrait with the Artist's Parents
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, Brighton & Hove

Self Portrait with the Artist's Parents c.1937

Veronica Burleigh (1909–1998)

Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, Brighton & Hove
Painter in oil and watercolour, daughter of the artist C H H Burleigh, born in Hove, Sussex. Studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1927–30, under Henry Tonks. Exhibited at RA, SWA, Sussex Women’s Art Club and with the Sussex Painters, at Worthing, where the public gallery holds her work. Her main works included Little Ballet Dancers, Scene Painters and Calliope. During World War II served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. Burleigh’s work was mainly portraits until 1970, when she moved into the country, living at Henfield, Sussex. For 20 years she commuted yearly to Rhodesia, where she held 23 one-man shows.

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


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