1904 - 1986

Alice Leisenring was born at Sandy Run, South Caroline, USA, on 14 September 1904, daughter of Walter Leisenring (20 September 1860-5 January 1907) and his wife (Ethel) Winifred née Wilson (3 May 1874-20 July 1953), who married at Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada on 22 June 1901. In 1911, Alice was a six-year-old, living at The Blavatsky Institute, Ashley Mill Lane, Hale, Cheshire with her 38-year-old widowed mother Winifred Wilson Leisenring, a publisher, who was born at Ontario, Canada with Alice’s sibling brother, 8-year-old Walter, born at Hazleton, USA, at Hale her mother Winifred was running the local branch of the Theosophist's Society. Alice studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and exhibited the Royal Academy; the New English Art Club and the Royal Scottish Academy 1933-1940. In 1933 she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from Great Bealings, two oils 'The Kiln Farm' and 'Delphiniums and Sweet Peas', in 1935 an oil 'The late John Death' and a watercolour 'Great Bealings' and in 1937 from Rendham Old Vicarage, Saxmundham, Suffolk, an oil 'Primroses' and a watercolour 'From Great Bealings Rectory'. On 29 July 1935, when living at the Old Rectory, Great Bealings, she took British nationality and in 1939, was an artist painter, living at the Old Vicarage, Rendham, Suffolk with her mother and visitors, Harold Gilead Smith and his wife Madeline. Alice's mother Winifred, died at Rendham Old Vicarage on 20 July 1953, aged 79 and Alice Leisenring died at the same address on 20 October 1986, she was unmarried.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Great Bealings, Suffolk
1933 533 Wild Daffodils

Works by This Artist