WHYLEY, Evelyn Jane

1869 - 1958

Evelyn Jane Whyley was born at East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire on 17 October 1869, second of the four daughters of Revd Francis Worton Whyley (1838-10 December 1925) and his wife Gertrude née de Zoete (1841-1938), who married at Lewisham, London on 20 July 1865 and in 1921 were living at 4 Evelyn Gardens, Kensington, London. In 1871, Evelyn was a 1-year-old, living at Newport Villa, Cowes Park, Whippingham, Isle of Wight with her parents, 32-year-old Francis and 28-year-old Gertrude, and her elder sister 3-year-old Gertrude Blomfield Whyley, born in London. She married at Battle, Sussex in 1914, artist Alexander Wallace Rimington (9 October 1853-14 May 1918) and she painted under the names of both Whyley and Rimington. A watercolour landscape painter and an architect and a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1900-1902, exhibiting from Alton Vicarage, Hampshire in 1900, three watercolours 'St Ives, Huntingdonshire', 'A Suffolk Village' and 'A Side Canal, Venice' and was a frequent visitor to Walberswick, Suffolk. In 1904 elected an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists and created a full Member in 1918, exhibiting over one hundred pictures 1897-1939 also exhibiting at the Royal Academy, two works at the Walker Art Gallery, sixty-six at Walker's Galleries, London and over one hundred at the Fine Art Society also showing at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. Evelyn was the artist for 'Illustrated Motor Rambler in France' for Constable & Co., and 'Central Europe' for Methuen. Evelyn Jane Rimington was of Fairview, 11 West End, Cholsey, Berkshire when she died at the Wallingford and District Hospital, Berkshire on 13 September 1958, aged 89 and is buried in St Mary's, Cholsey, Oxfordshire. She signed her later works 'Evelyn J. Rimington'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 4 Evelyn Gardens, London Southwest London
1906 927 South Porch, Bergamo Cathedral - watercolour

Works by This Artist