LEWIS, Amy Vernon

1869 - 1956

Amy Vernon Lewis was born at Southampton, Hampshire on 24 February 1869, daughter of George Lewis and his wife Eleanor née Wapshott, who married at Bermondsey in 1846. In 1879 Amy's early education began at Tunworth Church of England School, Hampshire. In 1901, a 32-year-old art worker, living at 5 Jasper Road, Camberwell, Surrey with her married sister, 44-year-old Mrs Elizabeth Selwyn and her family but by 1911 was on her own account, a 40-year-old, living at The Axes, Horley, Surrey with two boarders. A sculptor, a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1933-1936 from Oreham Common, Henfield, Sussex showing two sculptures in 1933, 'Love' and 'The Bather' she was also known as a watercolour painter. In 1939, a retired artist, giving her birth year as 1870, living at Government Farm, Oreham Common, Chanctonbury, Sussex. She was of Goat Farm, Oveham Common, Henfield, Sussex when she died at Red Oaks, Henfield on 9 September 1956, aged 87, she was unmarried although the Ipswich Art Club records her as 'Mrs.'