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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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