HARRIS, Mabel

1892 - 1983

As Mabel Harris, she was born on 10 September 1892, daughter of George James Harris and his wife Emily née Punter, who married at Hackney, London in 1887. She married at West Ham, Essex in 1932, artist John Gray Higgins (1873-1954) and they lived at Dedham, Essex. A watercolour flower, landscape and architectural painter and a linocut artist. She exhibited at Liverpool Walker Art Gallery; the Royal Academy; the Society of Women Artists and as Miss Mabel Harris, in 1941 exhibited six works at the Ipswich Art Club 'A Gateway in Bruges', 'Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey', 'Chichester Cathedral', 'Scheregate, Colchester', 'Dedham Vale' and a coloured linocut 'Primroses' and in 1942 four works 'Porte Marechale, Bruges', Pyrethrums', 'Houses in Dedham' and 'The Street, Dedham', four in 1943 'Michaelmas Daisies', The Fen Bridge, near Flatford', 'Kersey' and 'Roses' and five in 1944 'Hollyhocks', 'Prince Lane, Dedham', 'Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey', 'A Street in Bruges' and 'Honesty and Toby'. Her husband was of The Vale, Dedham when he died at Heath House, Tendring, Essex on 2 June 1954, leaving his effect to his widow Mabel Higgins. She died at 139 All Saints Street, Hastings, East Sussex on 19 February 1983. She is sometimes conflated with the American artist Mabel Rollins Harris.




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