DE PASS, Jenifer

1930 - ?

As Jenifer Green, she was born at Kensington, London in 1930, daughter of Peter Michael Arthur Green (22 July 1904-12 May 1994), a member of the London Stock Exchange, and his wife Edith Josephine née De Pass (21 November 1906-1964), who married at Marylebone, London in 1928 and in 1939 were living at The Little House, Eaton Green, Hambledon, Surrey. Jenifer married at Chelsea, London in 1951, Clive Crispin de Pass (September 1927-21 October 2011), a solicitor, and the lover of artist Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010). In the early 1970s they moved from Islington, London, where they had lived since the early 1960s, to The Old Rectory, Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk. The house had been purchased from artist Joseph Herman [q.v.] and Jenifer inherited Joseph's wonderful studio at the bottom of the garden from where, with various teachers, she ran art classes for nearly 40 years. The Old Rectory also had land to stable horses for their six children, four daughters and two sons 1953-1974. Jenifer started out as a fabric designer and was a painter, designer and printmaker and as she became older moved onto Still Life and exhibited regularly both in London and Suffolk and elsewhere including at Chappel Galleries, Essex. About 2007 she retired to Bath, Somerset where some of her children were living. (Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means. 2016).