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Little Shadow
© estate of Mary Potter. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Southampton City Art Gallery

Little Shadow 1978

Mary Potter (1900–1981)

Southampton City Art Gallery

Painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes and still life. Born at Beckenham, Kent, she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art 1918–21, winning a Slade Scholarship in 1919. Began exhibiting with the NEAC from 1922 (under her maiden name of Mary – originally Marian – Attenborough), having her first one-man show at the Bloomsbury Gallery in 1931. Was married to the writer and humorist Stephen Potter 1927–55. From the 1930s through to the 1980s there was a stream of one-man exhibitions, including the Redfern Gallery, Leicester Galleries and New Art Centre. There was a retrospective at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1964, with a selective retrospective at Davies Memorial Gallery, Newtown, 1989–90, which toured, another at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, 1999.

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


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