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Alpes Maritimes
Photo credit: Birmingham Museums Trust

Alpes Maritimes c.1920–1931

Florence Engelbach (1872–1951)

Birmingham Museums Trust
Painter, principally of flowers, born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, of English parents. Studied at Westminster School of Art, at the Slade School of Fine Art, in the mid-1890s, with Fred Brown, then in Paris. Began exhibiting under her unmarried name of Neumegen, but after marriage early in the century ceased painting, resuming about 1930. Exhibited RA, ROI, NS, Lefevre and Goupil Galleries and elsewhere. First one-man show at Beaux Arts Gallery, 1931, and memorial show at Leicester Galleries, 1951. Tate Gallery holds her work. Engelbach’s interest in flower painting was inspired by her Warwickshire garden after she had returned to the easel having brought up her family. She also painted good landscapes and delicate, atmospheric nudes. Lived latterly in London.

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

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