JENKINS, Marjorie Rider

1905 - 1996

Marjorie Rider Jenkins aged 87

As Marjorie Rider, she was born at Lewisham, London on 7 August 1905, second of the three daughters of Frederick William Rider (1870-1926), a managing clerk, and his wife Amelia, née Davison (c.1872-19 March 1872), who married at Greenwich in 1901. In 1911, Marjorie was a seven-year-old, living at 6 Hurst Road, Bexley, Kent with her parents, 41-year-old Frederick and 39-year-old Amelia and her two sisters, Doris Ellen 8, born Lewisham and Kathleen 1, born Bexley Heath. Marjorie studied at St Martin's School of Art during the 1920s and married at Paddington, London in 1926, fellow student Thomas Reginald James Jenkins (17 November 1904-25 February 1983), a commercial artist with Unilever. Marjorie was employed as a sketch artist for the fashion house and Royal dressmaker Callista and in 1939, she and her husband were living at Goosberry Cottage, Lindsey Tye, Suffolk from where she worked, sometimes with artist Frank Edward Burnham Hughes (19051987). After the Second World War her marriage broke up and she left Gooseberry Cottage for the adjoining village of Kersey and around 1980 moved to Bromeswell, Woodbridge also in Suffolk. About seven years before her death, her son Anthony, arranged for a successful exhibition of her work at the Bloomsbury gallery of Abbott & Holder at 30 Museum Street, London. Marjorie Rider Jenkins died at 'Cavaliers', Sandy Lane, Bromeswell, Woodbridge on 22 March 1996, the home that she shared with her partner, Joe Tarbet.

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