1868 - 1941

As Eva Ayerst, she was born at Marylebone, London on 10 April 1868, daughter of William Edward Ayerst (1823-24 September 1890), a surgeon, and his wife Mary Read née Tennant (18 August 1833-23 August 1897), who married at Marylebone, London in 1865. In 1881, a 13-year-old, living at Ulcombe Street, Ulcombe, Kent with her parents, 57-year-old William, born Chatham, Kent and 47-year-old Mary, born in India, and her 14-year-old sibling sister Annette and they kept nine indoor servants. Eva married at Paddington, London in 1897, sculptor George James Cowell, when she painted under the name of Eva Cowell. A portrait painter, who exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at the Walker Art Gallery; New Gallery; Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Society of Women Artists, in 1897 from Maida Vale, London, in 1901 from Saxmundham and in 1911 Leiston both in Suffolk. In 1899 as Mrs [Eva] Cowell she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1899, a pastel 'Eleanor Heywood' and in 1901 she exhibited from Saxmundham, at the New Gallery in Regent's Street, London a portrait 'Countess of Wilton' and in 1904 at the Society of Women Artists, a crayon 'Vera, daughter of Hon. Fitzroy Stewart'. In 1939, a widow, living at apartments at 52 Lee Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Eva Cowell was living at Conway, Marshall Lane, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire when she died at Gerrards Cross Hospital on 17 April 1941, aged 73.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 46 Lee Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
1925 792 Tom Bloomfield, Esq.

Works by This Artist