WHYLEY, Evelyn Jane

1869 - 1958

Evelyn Jane Whyley, she was born at East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire on 5 October 1869, second of the four daughters of Revd Francis Worton Whyley (1838-1925) and his wife Gertrude née De Zoete (1842-1938), who married at Lewisham, London on 20 July 1865. In 1871, 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 (1854-1918) and she painted under the names of both Whyley and Rimington. A watercolour landscape painter and an architect and a member of the Ipswich 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. Elected an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists in 1904 and created a full Member in 1918, exhibiting over 100 pictures 1897-1939 also exhibiting two pictures at the Royal Academy, two at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, 66 at Walker's Gallery, London and over 100 at the Fine Art Society also showing at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. She was the artist for 'Illustrated Motor Rambler in France' for Constable & Co., and 'Central Europe' for Methuen. She was of Fairview, 11 West End, Cholsey, Berkshire when she died at Wallingford & District Hospital, Berkshire on 13 September 1958, aged 89. She signed her later works 'Evelyn J. Rimington'.

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