STANYON, Gwendolen Isobel

1908 - 2001

As Gwendolen Isobel Willis, she was born at Carlisle, Cumberland on 10 January 1908, daughter of eminent artist (Albert) Charles Willis (1878-1963) and his wife Mabel née Hulse, who married at Shardlow, Derbyshire in 1907. In 1911, a 3 year old, living at 8 Rufford Avenue, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire with her parents, 33 year old Albert Charles, a designer & artist for lithographic printing, and 26 year old Mabel, born Derby. Gwendolen married at Westminster, London in 1934, Victor Stanyon [q.v.] and their son Roger Willis was born at Hackney, London in 1937. In 1939, she was living at 136 High Street, Huntingdon with her husband and family. An important artist in her own right she was a committee member and exhibitor at the Southwold Art Circle. She died at Southwold, Suffolk on 19 July 2001.