BRADFORD, Dorothy

1896 - 1986

Dorothy Elizabeth Bradford, was born at University Arms, St Andrew the Great, Cambridge on 11 March and baptised on 6 April 1896, daughter of Marcus Dennis Bradford (23 November 1865-26 July 1948), hotel keeper, and his first wife Elizabeth Jane née Mason (9 March 1871-21 October 1898), who married at Cambridge in 1893, Marcus married secondly at Wandsworth, London in 1903 Kate née Newens. In 1911, a 15 year old scholar, living at 3 Park Terrace, Cambridge with her 45 year old father and 33 year old step-mother with step-siblings Marcus Newens 5, John Eric 4 and Joyce Kathleen 3, all born at Cambridge. Dorothy was educated at The Perse School, Cambridge and at St Felix School, Southwold, Suffolk. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London where awarded prizes for portrait & figure painting. In 1939, on 'private means and trained in nursing', living at 14 Wilberforce Road, Cambridge with another single lady Jennyson Petrino Edmond Hughina Green (born 14 November 1893), also on own means and trained in nursing. Working in oils, pencil and watercolours she exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1921-1950 also exhibiting at the Phoenix Art Club [q.v.] in Lavenham, Suffolk, New English Art Club and the Royal Glasgow Institute also in Canada, New Zealand, New York and Vienna. Elected a member of the Society of Graphic Art. She was living at Newmarket, Suffolk when she died at Eastcott Nursing Home, Calford Green, Kedington, Haverhill, Suffolk on 24 July 1986, she was unmarried.