1893 - 1979

Gertrude Lucy Walpole, known as Lucy Walpole, was born at 10 Strathmore Gardens, Kensington, London on 14 January 1893, youngest daughter of Spencer Charles Walpole (10 February 1852-2 February 1934), a club secretary, and his wife Jessie Madeline Nicholas (11 March 1855-3 October 1925), second surviving daughter of Revd Tresillan George Nicholas, vicar of West Moseley, who married at West Moseley Church, Surrey on 23 December 1885. In 1911, Lucy was an 18-year-old, living at Springbank Westcott, Dorking, Surrey with her parents, 59-year-old Spencer, who was born in Corfu, Greece, and 56-year-old Madeline, with siblings Geraldine Edith 24 and Rachel Madeline 22, both born in Kensington. Lucy studied at Walter Donne's (1867-1930) 'Parisian Studio' in London and at Brighton School of Art. A portrait and flower painter in oil and a watercolour landscape painter, she exhibited the Royal Academy also showing at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters; Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Academy from 4 College Terrace, Brighton in 1929 and Ufford, Suffolk in 1935 and had solo exhibitions in Brighton, Cambridge, Woodbridge and Ipswich. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1934-1979 and exhibited from Strawberry Hill, Ufford, Woodbridge in 1934, six works 'Portrait of an Old Man', 'Nasturtiums', 'Mrs. G. H. Stevens', 'The Looking Glass' and watercolours 'Snow in Suffolk' and 'Woodbridge Mill', six works in 1935 and six in 1937 'Autumn', 'Old Woman Picking Apples', 'Rosemary dancing', 'Miss Juliet Somers' and watercolours 'Ufford' and 'The Path through the Wood', two oils in 1943 'Ufford Trees' and 'Early Spring, Ufford' and exhibited regularly, with her oil 'Portrait of an Old Man' on show at Society's centenary exhibition in 1974. In 1939, an artist living at Strawberry Hill, Ufford, Woodbridge where, as Lucy Gertrude Walpole, she died on 5 January 1979, she was unmarried.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Church Farm House, Lancing, Sussex
1921 403 Flowers on the Window-cill

Works by This Artist