BLOOM, Detta Harvey

1893 - 1979

As Dorothy Elizabeth Mary MacFarlane, she was born at Frobisher Road, Hornsey, London on 11 September 1893, eldest of the daughters of Alexander MacFarlane, manager of a textile exporting company, and his wife Mary née Blair. In 1911, a 19 year old art student, living at 10 Stanley Gardens, Cricklewood, London with her parents, 63 year old Alexander and 44 year old Mary, both from Scotland and sibling sister Jessie Edith Blair MacFarlane (1895-1956). She married at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1929, Joscelyn Harvey Bloom and in 1939, a housewife and art mistress, living at 'Stiles', Roseberry Road, Epsom, Surrey with her husband Joscelyn, a schoolmaster but they later moved to Beccles in Suffolk. Known as Detta Harvey Bloom, a painter and printmaker, painting landscape, still-life and genre studies in oil and, like her husband, associated with the Beccles Society of Artists. She exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists and elsewhere. She died at Ipswich in 1979 and her name is sometimes hyphenated Harvey-Bloom.