RAISON, Jennifer Mary

1933 - ?

Jennifer Raison

Born in Marylebone, London on 31 March 1933, daughter of Harold Sutcliffe and his wife Emily Theodora née Cochrane, who married at St George, Hanover Square, London in 1926. Educated at Crofton Grange, Buntingford, Hertfordshire. Jennifer had no formal art training but has drawn pictures since the age of three, often sketching imaginary dragons, in family groups but studied at the Open University gaining a B.A. in Humanities. She married in Surrey in 1958, John P. Raison (born 1931), and they have three children. In the 1970’s she opened a puppet and mask shop 'Harlequin House' at Notting Hill Gate, London and was able to travel to India to learn about puppetry. Since they moved to Suffolk the shop was closed but Jennifer still keep some favourite puppets in their empty stables. A painter in oil and acrylic and one of the first group of members of the Association of British Naïve Artists and has exhibited at the Aldeburgh Gallery; Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh; Cobbold & Judd at Hintlesham Hall all in Suffolk, Mall Galleries in London; International Naïve Artists, Verneuil-sur-Avre, near Paris; at the Royal College of Art and elsewhere. She has her studio at The Old Rectory, Theberton, Leiston, Suffolk. Author of ‘Caraboo’

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