DICKSON, Nell

1891 - 1966

As Nellie Gwenllian Parry-Price, she was born at Reading, Berkshire on 7 November and baptised on 3 December 1891, daughter of Dr John Alfred Parry-Price (1853-1931), a medical practitioner, and his wife Frances Mary née Page, who married at Hampstead, London in 1886. Nell married at St Mary Reading on 2 January 1917, Dr Ian Dunbar Dickson (11 April 1886-1973), a surgeon in the R.A.M.C. who during WW1 served in Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1918 'For distinguished service in the field' and was a prominent doctor in Reading and Edinburgh, as well as a medical officer in Northern Rhodesia Medical Service. Nellie painted under the name of Nell G. Dickson and exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1933, from 20 Christchurch Road, Norwich, 'Norwich Cathedral'. In 1939, she was living at 20 Christchurch Road, Norwich with her husband Dr Ian Dickson and daughter Delphine Mary. (4 February 1921-16 July 2014). In the 1950s the Dickson's travelled to Canada and the United States of America. Nell was a prominent Norwich artist and in 1960 she founded a charity for 'The Provision of an annual prize to a pupil deserving the prize in respect of Progress of or Attainment in the Study of Art'. Nell was of 63 Newmarket Road, Norwich when she died at Plantation Nursing Home, Christchurch Road, Norwich on 11 July 1966.