SIMKINS, Edith Alice

1870 - 1949

Edith Alice Simkins was born at Carlton-in-Gedling, Nottinghamshire on 26 December 1870, daughter of Daniel Simkins, a butcher, and his wife Elizabeth née Neep, who married at Nottingham in 1856. In 1881, a 10 year old living at 10 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham with her parents, 53 year old Daniel and 49 year old Elizabeth and her four siblings Elizabeth 22, Jane 19, Mary 12 and Frederick 8, all born in Nottingham. In 1901, 30 year old Edith was living on her own means at Castle Hill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire with three of her unmarried sisters and in 1911 a 38[sic] year old 'artist' and independent, living at Main Street, Long Whatton, Leicestershire with her 41 year old sister Mary, a farmer. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1935-1949 but exhibiting from 'The Gorse', Blaxhall, Suffolk in 1932 an oil 'Run Old Man, we'll Save the Dinner' and in 1935 two oils 'The Retreat of the Serbian Army' and 'Hunters at Graze' and two in 1937 'Sad News' and 'The Riding Mistress' and was a regular exhibitor including in 1941 three works 'The Tussle for the Ball', 'Old Mortality' and 'The Charge of the Fort Garry Horse', in 1942 'The Gay Sound of the Horn and the Hound', in 1943 an oil 'After the Charge' and in 1944 an oil 'Rangers of North Britain'. She died at Nottingham in 1949, aged 78, she was unmarried.

Works by This Artist