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Elizabeth Jane Lloyd - Contemporary Watercolour, Fes, Morocco

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Elizabeth Jane Lloyd - Original Contemporary Watercolour. Set in a card mount and wooden frame. Signed. In fine condition.

She was born in London in 1928 into an artistic and successful family. Her mother was a painter, but the family was particularly strong in the realm of architecture: her grandfather was W. Curtis Green RA, who designed the Dorchester Hotel, and her father, a distinguished architect in his own right, practised with Edwin Lutyens, her godfather. She went to school at Queen Anne's, Caversham, and attended Chelsea School of Art from 1946 to 1949 in those early post-war years characterised by a spirit of common purpose and enthusiasm. To get a space in the Monday life-class you had to set up your easel on Sunday. She studied under Robert Medley, Henry Moore and Ceri Richards. Fellow students were Elisabeth Frink, John Berger, Anthony Rossiter and Jeff Hoare - whom she married in 1952. She went on to the Royal College of Art (from 1949 to 1952) studying under Carel Weight and Ruskin Spear and specialising in mural design. While still a student, she undertook three major mural commissions at the Chelsea Pensioners' Rest Hall, the Tote Investors' Board Room and (the largest) for the National Farmers' Union, depicting a history of agriculture. In 1953 her first solo exhibition took place at the recently built Royal Festival Hall and she had work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, where she was to show often in later years. She and Jeff Hoare started married life in a flat in Elm Park Gardens, Chelsea. Laurie Lee, the writer, lived underneath and from time to time gave vent to his displeasure at the boisterous behaviour of their growing family by thumping on the ceiling with a broom-handle. With two children, they moved to St Peter's Square, Hammersmith, in 1956. From 1953 to 1955 she taught at the Crown Manor Boys' Club, Hoxton, and from 1962 to 1967 at the City Literary Institute. The years between were taken up by the cares of motherhood, a role she very much embraced, and a family which had now grown to four children. In 1965 she started teaching on the foundation course at the Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. The foundation course was one of the limited areas in teaching which called for the traditional skills of painting and drawing such as she possessed. The diploma course at the same college had switched its orientation entirely towards abstract painting. Her teaching relationship with Central St Martin's continued for the rest of her life. She had been appointed head of the Portfolio Preparation Course just before her death.

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Size

44 x 32cm (17.3" x 12.6")
Framed Size: 65 x 52cm (25.6" x 20.5")

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Code ka068
Artist Elizabeth Jane Lloyd
Date Contemporary
Dimensions 44 x 32cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Postimpressionism
Subject Landscape
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