CLARK, Jean Manson

1902 - 1999

As Jean Manson Wymer, she was born at Sidcup, Kent on 6 August 1902, second of the two children of Daniel William Wymer (12 February 1863-24 June 1944), a mechanical engineer, and his wife Jean Renwick née Cuthbert (19 January 1863-17 April), who married at Chelsea, London in 1896. In 1911, young Jean was an 8-year-old living at 34 Stanhope Road, Sidcup with her parents, 48-year-old Daniel and 48-year-old Jean, her elder brother Francis John Clark (1898-1976), was absent. Jean was educated at Merton Court School, Sidcup and then studied at Sidcup School of Art under Cecil Ross Burnett (1872-1933), followed by the Royal Academy Schools and Académie Julian, Paris. In 1924, she married fellow artist John Cosmo Clark (28 January 1897-7 August 1967), a former chairman of Chelsea Art Club, and painted under the name of Jean Clark. A painter in watercolour, oil and tempera of landscapes, portraits and figure subjects and was a member and exhibitor at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the New English Art Club and exhibited at the Royal Academy 1945-1972 and the Royal Society of British Artists. Jean lived at 16 St Peter's Square, Hammersmith, London for many years but following her husband's death in 1967, Jean Clark moved to 2 Church Cottage, Church Lane, Shottisham, Woodbridge, Suffolk. She exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Church Lane Cottage, Shottisham in 1977, two paintings 'Early Summer' and 'The Deben River from Ramsholt', one in 1978 'The Old Mill Pond, Norfolk', two in 1979 and three in 1980 from the same address 'The Windrush, Burford', 'The Sunlit Cottage' and 'Roses in the Studio' and was a regular exhibitor. Jean Manson Clark died at Saxtead, Suffolk on 29 March 1999, leaving an only daughter.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Old Thatch, Horton cum Studley, Oxford
1945 246 Liberation of Pennes
from 16 St Peter's Square, London W 6
1947 17 [page missing]
         268 In the Café
1948 723 Cromer Boats
1950 21 Hammersmith Market
         219 Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court Palace
1951 271 In the Dedans at Queen's Club
         315 Rose with a Rose
1952 144 London Store
         292 The Young Bride
1953 21 A Basket of Flowers
         342 The Round Pond
         371 Cyclists and the Approaching Storm
1954 257 The Studio Window
         593 Trafalgar Square
1955 631 Cabaret
1956 109 Twilight, Leicester Square
1957 361 Bassindes Tuileries
         643 The 'Four Queens' at South Iron Works, Appleby
1958 933 Design for a Mural Decoration...London Clearing Bankers
1959 397 Ensemble
         421 On the Terrace
         539 The Fertile Plain, Provence
1960 43 Olive Trees of the Luberon Hills
         162 London Travellers
         437 Jardin du Palais des Papes
1961 36 Washerwoman at Varenna
1962 25 De Bonne Heure
         456 Autumn Sun in Tuscanny
         514 Ristorante Piccolo
1964 240 Autumn Sun, Frayssinet
1965 1426 Design for a painted ceiling, Wood Green United Free Church
1966 296 Vieux Point, Cérat
1967 181 The White Cyclamen in the Pink Room
1968 1045 Potted Flowers on a London Terrace
1969 1149 Travis Holden, Esq.
from 2 Church Cottages, Church Lane, Shottesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk
1972 243 Allegro – watercolour

Works by This Artist