WHITLEY, Gladys Ethel

1886 - 1960

As Gladys Ethel Garner-Watts, she was born in London on 17 July 1886, daughter of Edwin George Garner-Watts (1856-27 November 1886), a solicitor's clerk, and his wife Ada Maria née Heale (1862-11 September 1934), who married at Marylebone, London in 1883. Her father was of 21 Duncombe Road, Hornsey Rise, London when he committed suicide by strychnine poisoning in 1886, age only 30. Gladys was educated at Ealing and studied art at Heatherley School of Fine Art and in Paris. She married at Kensington, London in 1910, Horace Shaw Whitley (20 November 1881-1970), a clothing manufacturer and worked as Gladys Whitley. Gladys was a miniaturist and portrait painter in oil and an Associate of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters and exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the Walker Art Gallery, Paris Salon and at the Ipswich Art Club from Arcady, Little Holland, Essex. In 1939 the Whitley's were living at 1 The Anchorage, Truro, Cornwall. Gladys Ethel Whitley was of Flat 4, Laregan House, Penzance, Cornwall when she died at West Cornwall Hospital on 8 November 1960. She signed her works 'G. Whitley, A.R.M.S.'

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 20 Bickenhall Mansions, Gloucester Place, London
1923 895 My Lady Disdain - miniature
from 21 St Andrew's Mansions, Dorset Street, West London
1926 911 Beatrice - miniature
1927 1018 Unbeholden but Behold - miniature
         1034 School Colours - miniature
1928 964 Pat, son of B.G.K. Allsop, Esq. - miniature
         1099 Miss Mabel Helen Trevor - miniature
1930 973 Jeanne - miniature
         987 Miss Lucy Simpson - miniature
1931 1073 Miss Sharpe-Bolster - miniature
         1124 Eugénie - miniature
from The Clearing, Long Grove, Seer Green, Buckinghamshire
1934 1052 Our Hostess at the Writer's Club - miniature
1938 1932 Helen - miniature