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John Cowper Powys (1872–1963)
© the estate of Gertrude Mary Powys. Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

John Cowper Powys (1872–1963) early 1930s

Gertrude Mary Powys (1877–1952)

Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
Artist in various media, notable for her portraits of members of the literary Powys family, including John Cowper Powys and Llewelyn Powys. Between 1910–23 she lived at Montacute Vicarage, Somerset, then in Paris. Earth Memories, 1934, Rats in the Sacristy, 1937, and A Baker’s Dozen, 1941, all by Llewelyn Powys, were illustrated by her. She also showed at RWA and an exhibition of her work was arranged in conjunction with the conference of The Powys Society in Bath in 1986.

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


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