WILLES, Olivia

1920 - 2012

Beatrice Olivia Willes, known as Olivia, was born at 5 The Orchard, Lewisham, London in 1920, second daughter of Francis Charleswood Willes (15 October 1887-24 May 1951), a captain in the Royal Marines, and his wife Dorothy Barbara (31 March 1895-1 January 1985), who was born in Hong Kong. In 1921 Olivia was living at Lewisham with her parents and elder sibling Rosamond Glory Willes, who was born in Scotland in 1919. In 1954 she was a secretary living at 15 Trebivor Road, London NW5. An artist, illustrator, and an author she exhibited at the Royal Academy and was the author of 'A Saharan Sketchbook: A Memoir of a Journey in an Africa of Yesterday' (2003). Beatrice Olivia Willes died in Suffolk on 12 April 2012, she was unmarried.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Field End, Westleton, Suffolk
1992 1481 In the Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Works by This Artist