1839 - 1889

Kate Churchyard

Catherine Churchyard, known at Kate, was born at Melton, near Woodbridge, Suffolk and baptised at St Mary’s Church, Woodbridge on 29 July 1839, one of the several artist children of Thomas Churchyard and his wife Harriet née Hailes (1797-1865), daughter of Lieut George Hailes RN, of Henley, near Ipswich. Her subject matter was similar to that of her sister Harriett Churchyard, capturing the comic side of life, but with less talent. Kate exhibited two painting at the Woodbridge Art Exhibition in 1883, 'Dog after Landseer' and 'Pitman's Monuments' and one in 1887, a watercolour 'Seckford Hall', but her speciality seems to have been 'd'oyleys from Punch'. In 1881, Catherine Churchyard was living with her sisters in Seckford Street, Woodbridge where she died in 1889, aged 50, she was unmarried.

Works by This Artist