Sculptor, notably of horses, who was born in Southampton and educated at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, then as a nurse in Glasgow. With a father who was a tea planter in India and a mother who was a medical practitioner, Yarrow nursed in the sub-continent, becoming matron of a nursing home. After returning to England, although she had no art training she made a sculpture of her son which was so successful that she turned to horses, always her great love, as subjects. In 1973 she was commissioned to produce HRH The Princess Royal on Doublet, which the Princess gave in first-cast state to the New Zealand Navy. Yarrow’s later work comprised many commissions for Asprey’s. In 1982 a life-size golden eagle on a globe was erected at Middle Wallop for the Army Air Corps for its twenty-fifth anniversary.

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


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