DE PASS, Jenifer

1930 - 2021

Jenifer De Pass

As Jenifer Green, she was born at Kensington, London in June 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 March 1951, Clive Crispin de Pass (September 1927-21 October 2011), a solicitor. 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 Josef Herman and Jenifer inherited Joseph's wonderful studio at the bottom of the garden from where, with various teachers including John Charles Philip Constable, Belinda King, Michael Chase and Valerie Thornton, she ran art classes for some 40 years. The Old Rectory also had land to stable horses for their six children, four daughters and two sons 1953-1974 but Clive and Jenifer later divorced. 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. By 2005 the Old Rectory became too large for her, and she retired to Bath, Somerset where some of her children were living. As Jenifer De Pass she died at Shockerwick House Care Home, Shockerwick, Bath on 23 March 2021 and was buried in All Saints' Church, Little Cornard, Suffolk.

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