BINYON, Mary Sims

1882 - 1976

Mary Sims Binyon, was born at Ipswich on 22 May 1882, daughter of Brightwen Binyon and his wife Rachel Mary née Cudworth (4 April 1853-8 April 1949) who married at the Friends Meeting House, Darlington, co. Durham, on 18 September 1879. In 1901, an 18 year old college student, living at Brantover, Wolsey Terrace, Walton-cum-Felixstowe, Suffolk with her parents and siblings. About 1903, the family moved to Haydon Ridge, Bushey, Hertfordshire where her father died in 1905 and in 1911, Mary was a 28 year old artist, living at Haydon Ridge, with her 58 year old widowed mother, and siblings, Basil (1885-1947), electrical engineer, and Olive [Fielden] (1888-1971). At Bushey she probably attended Herkomer's School of Art and was also a pupil at the Bushey School of Painting 1906-1916, training under Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958). An artist and a modeller, she exhibited at the Royal Academy from Haydon Ridge, Bushey in 1916 'Wild Pomegranate Flower' and in 1936 she exhibited at the Bedfordshire Ladies Music and Art Club, six items in the sculpture class including 'A Group of Sparrows', 'Figure of a Quakeress' and 'A Japanese Lady'. Mary Sims Binyon died at her home at 6 The Close, Norwich on 15 November 1976, she was unmarried.




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