LEWIS, Amy Vernon

1869 - 1956

Amy Vernon Lewis, was born at Southampton, Hampshire on 24 February 1869. Her early education was at Tunworth Church of England School, Hampshire, which she entered in 1879. In 1901, a 32 year old art worker, living at 5 Jasper Road, Camberwell, Surrey with her married sister, 44 year old Mrs Elizabeth Selwyn and her family but by 1911 was on her own account, a 40 year old, living at The Axes, Horley, Surrey with two boarders. A sculptor who was a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1933-1936, showing two sculptures in 1933 from Oreham Common, Henfield, Sussex, 'Love' and 'The Bather' she is also known as a watercolour painter. In 1939, a retired artist, giving her birth year as 1870, living at Government Farm, Oreham Common, Chanctonbury, Sussex. She was of Goat Farm, Oveham Common, Henfield, Sussex when she died at Red Oaks, Henfield on 9 September 1956, aged 87, she was unmarried although the Ipswich Art Club records her as 'Mrs.'