1880 - 1945

Ruth Hollingsworth, was born at Clapham, London on 29 August 1880/1881, fourth of the five daughters of Alexander Thomas Hollingworth (1847-1928), newspaper proprietor, and his wife Charlotte Ellen née Allen, who married at Strand, London in 1870. Ruth trained as an artist and in 1911, was a 30 year old artist, and together with her 29 year old sister Jessie, visiting 36 year old Henry Dixon, an art advisor, at his home at Whilow Croft, Sheffield. She married at Hampstead, London in 1917, artist Richard Sydney Hellaby [q.v.]. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1932-1939, exhibiting in 1932 as Miss Hollingsworth (Mrs Hellaby) from Woodlands, Holbrook, Ipswich, five oils, 'Italian Landscape', 'The Chrystal Rabbit', 'The Kitchen Garden', 'October' and 'Bowl of Flowers' and from 1933, under a mixture as Miss Hollingsworth in the index and Mrs R. S. Hellaby on the painting (104), 'The Pine Apple', in 1935 she exhibited four oil paintings, 'Near Villars', 'Flower Piece', 'Coast near Capetown' and 'Homeward Bound'. In 1937 she exhibited as Ruth Hellaby from Lower Park, Dedham, Essex two oils, 'Flower Piece' and 'Flowers'. In 1939, living at Lower Park, Dedham, Essex, when she gives her birth year as 1881 but GRO says 1880, with her husband Richard, and where she died on 14 March 1945, aged 63, leaving the then substantial sum of over 45,000.

Works by This Artist