MATCHWICK, Beryl Alice

1907 - 1998

Beryl Alice Matchwick was born at St John's Wood, London on 23 January 1907, second child of William Guildford Matchwick (20 September 1862-10 January 1945), a stockbroker, and his wife Alice née Attlee (22 November 1862-12 July 1947), who married at Dorking Parish Church, Surrey on 5 September 1900. In 1911, Beryl was a 4-year-old, living at Greencroft, 6 Belmont Road, Reigate, Surrey with her parents, 48-year-old William and 48-year-old Alice, and sibling Daphne Guildford 7. Beryl studied at Reigate School of Art under William Todd-Brown (1875-1952). A member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters and was known for her flower pieces and was also a teacher of music. She exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Greencroft, Belmont Road, Reigate in 1927, two oil paintings 'Marigolds' and 'Delphiniums', she also exhibited at the Royal Academy; the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours; Royal Scottish Academy; Paris Salon and elsewhere. In 1939, a flower painter miniaturist, still living with her parents at Belmont Road, Reigate. She married at Reigate Parish Church in January 1948, Anthony Martin Tew (24 August 1908-23 June 1987), a police inspector, and they lived at 27 Newport, Lincoln before moving to 'Springmead', Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Beryl Alice Tew died at River Park, Marlborough, Wiltshire on 6 December 1998. She signed her works 'B. Matchwick'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Greencroft, Reigate
1931 1039 Yellow Marguerites - miniature
1936 1152 Gentians -miniature

Works by This Artist