LEISENRING, Alice

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, 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, born Ontario, Canada with Alice’s sibling brother, 8 year old Walter, born Hazleton, USA. Winifred was at Hale running the local branch of the Theosophist's Society. Alice studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and exhibited at New English Art Club, the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy 1933-1940, from Great Bealings, Suffolk. In 1933 she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from Great Bealings, Woodbridge 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 near Ipswich, she took British nationality and in 1939, an artist painter, living at the Old Vicarage, Rendham, Suffolk with her mother and visitors, Harold Gilead Smith [q.v.] and his wife Madeline. Alice's mother Winifred, died at Rendham Old Vicarage on 20 July 1953, aged 79 and Alice died at the same address on 20 October 1986, she was unmarried.




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