TODD, Edith Jane

1894 - 1973

Edith Todd

As Edith Jane Isom, she was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 3 February 1894, daughter of William Isom (1861-13 November 1912), a sub-editor & journalist, and his wife Agnes née Bell (1855-1938), who married at Little Cornard Church, Sudbury, Suffolk on 3 July 1884, when William moved to Bury St Edmund's and opened as a printer at Garland Street but by 1901 was a journalist. In 1911, Edith was a 17-year-old student at School of Art, living at 18 Fornham Road, Bury St Edmund's with her parents, 49-year-old William and 54-year-old Agnes. Edith married at North Bierley, Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1919, Rowland George Todd (27 January 1891-2 September 1965), builder & garage proprietor, and in 1939 they were living at 22 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmund's, their daughter was Yvonne Todd, who married Frank Plante. A painter in oil, Edith painted portraits, landscapes and flowers and was fond of painting Suffolk winter scenes. As Mrs R. G. Todd, she exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's Art Society at the Town Hall in 1948 and was a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1955-1973, exhibiting from Horringer Court, Bury St Edmund's in 1956, 'Sunshine and Snow in Suffolk' and 'Barbara', in 1957 'Springtime', in 1958 'Winter Scene near Icklingham' and in 1959 'Suffolk Landscape', her last exhibit was in 1972 'Birdwatcher'. She also exhibited in the Flower Painting Exhibition and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Society of British Artists, also in Paris. Edith Jane Todd died at Horringer Court, Bury St Edmund's on 12 July 1973. She is sometimes conflated with the Irish artist Edith Ross Todd. (Copsey 'Suffolk Book Trades' (2012)

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