Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - 20th Century British Art

Averil Mary Burleigh (1883-1949)   BIOGRAPHY

Dancers, circa 1915
Framed (ref: 1152)
Framed as one
Pencil, and etched proofoverall 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (29 x 24 cm.), including frame


Mounted with 2 windows, in a reeded mahogany frame, glazed

Etchings by Burleigh are rare.  This design is assumed to have been created when she was a student, although the stylization of the figures and trees  is characteristic of her mature work.

Averil Mary Burleigh (1883-1949)

Painter and jewellery designer; lived in Hove, Sussex and studied at Brighton School of Art. Her husband was the painter C. H. H. Burleigh, her daughter the artist Veronica Burleigh. She exhibited widely - at the RA, RSA, NEAC, RI, SWA, Sussex Women's Art Club and RCamA - and was elected an associate of the RWS shortly before she died. She was also a Member of the Society of Mural Decorators and Painters in Tempera. Her most characteristic works are brightly painted in tempera, with a strong sense of design. Her subject matter was usually based on classical or medieval subjects, and pretty maidens (often modelled on her daughter Veronica) set in Renaissance landscapes. Her watercolours (and pure landscapes in oil) were handled more loosely but still underpinned by a strong linearity. Brighton Art Gallery held a memorial show in the year of her death.

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