CUBITT, Edith Alice

1873 - 1962

Edith Alice Cubitt, was born at St John's Wood, London on 17 September 1873, daughter of Herbert Cundall Cubitt (1839-1906), a colonial broker's clerk, and his wife Kate Alice née Whicher (1835-1911), who married at Greenwich, London in 1868. Her father Herbert was a brother of Frederick Cubitt [q.v.]. Edith studied at Goldsmiths' College School, winning silver and gold medals and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1897, exhibiting from 85 Tyrwhitt Road, Brockley, London in 1896 three watercolours, 'The Gatekeeper', 'Chrysanthemums' and 'Early Spring in the Woods, Peinbury' and a further three watercolours in 1897, 'Daffodils', 'Azaleas' and 'Well Hall, Kent', she may have exhibited in Suffolk from where her father's family originated. In 1901, Edith was a 27 year old artist, living at 85 Tywhitt Road, Lewisham, London with her parents, 61 year old Herbert and 62 year old Kate, with two siblings Herbert Henry 29 and Archibald Stannard 25. Edith married at All Saint's Church, Margaret Street, Marylebone, London on 24 July 1912, George Francis Andrews, a musician, and they had one son, after her marriage she exhibited under her married name of Edith Andrews. Painter of portraits, still life, landscape and especially gardens and flowers and was a miniaturist, she also illustrated several children's books including 'My Pretty Picture Book' (1901). In 1911 Edith exhibited at the Doré Gallery in London, three watercolours 'A Westmorland Garden', 'Apple Blossom' and 'An Old English Garden' also exhibiting at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour; Society of Women Artists; Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; the Paris Salon and at the Royal Academy 1914-1954 and Queen Mary purchased an Andrews picture 'Old Rose Bush'. In 1939, a widow, an artist, painting & drawing, living at Coombe Cottage, High Street, Pembury, Tonbridge, Kent with her son Edward John Stannard Andrews (4 November 1914-19 December 1972) and she died at Willesden, Middlesex in 1962, aged 89. She signed he later works 'Edith A. Andrews' underlined.

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