SAYERS, Freda Irene

1902 - 1976

Freda Irene Sayers was born at East Dereham, Norfolk on 9 September 1902, only child of Ernest Robert Sayers (1 May 1873-4 October 1959), an accountant and later Chief inspector for Barclays Bank, and his wife Jane Bacchus née Press (30 March 1873-1942), daughter Thomas Press, harbour master at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Ernest and Jane married at St Nicholas with St Peter Church, Great Yarmouth on 21 September 1898. In 1911, Freda was an 8-year-old, living at 63 Gainsborough Road, Ipswich with her parents, 37-year-old Ernest and 38-year-old Jane. Freda was educated at Ipswich High School for Girls and studied at Ipswich School of Art and at Regent Street Polytechnic, London winning medals for life drawing and for modelling. A watercolour painter and sculptor, she exhibited from 22 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London at the Ipswich Fine Art Club; the Walker Art Gallery and the Royal Academy. In 1939, an ambulance driver but described herself as a sculptor, of 4 Sedlescombe Road, Fulham, London which is also known as St Oswald's Studios. From about 1959 she lived at 59 Waldemar Avenue Mansions, Fulham, London SW 6, where Freda Irene Sayers died on 13 August 1976, she was unmarried. She signed her work 'F. I. Sayers' in block letters with a date.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 60 St Mary's Mansions, St Mary's Terrace, London
1931 1612 Thirty Pieces of Silver - wood statuette
from 2 Scarsdale Studios, Stratford Road, London
1936 Echo - wood statuette
from 4 St Oswald Studios, Sedlescombe Road, London
1939 Sorrowing Woman - wood statuette

Works by This Artist