WINN, Connie

1888 - 1984

Constance Agnes Winn was born at Ewell, Surrey on 20 September 1888, eldest daughter of Arthur Thomas Winn (1854-5 October 1927), a barrister, and his wife Constance Hicks (31 July 1860-20 August 1944), fourth daughter of Henry Hicks of Heath House, Weybridge, Surrey, who married at St James's Church, Weybridge, Surrey on 23 June 1883 and by 1894 had moved to The Uplands, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Constance studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts under the tutelage of Vivian Pitchforth (1895-1982). Connie, as she was known, travelled regularly to Tangier, Portugal and Gibraltar and was a painter who used a vivid palette, and she exhibited at the Royal Academy but many of her works were regularly accepted by the Academy Summer Exhibitions but not hung. A member and exhibitor at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour also exhibiting at Chenel Galleries and at the Royal Society of British Artist but generally she declined to sell, opening her cottage each summer, showing pictures in aid of local charities. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1942 but she had exhibited from at least 1933 when she exhibited from 'Uplands', Aldeburgh, a watercolour 'Barges at Snape Bridge', in 1937 'Tunstall' and at their centenary exhibition in 1974 her watercolour 'Evening Walk' was on display. In 1977, she exhibited from Aldeburgh Cottage, Aldeburgh two paintings, 'Flowers' and 'Low Tide'. The Connie Winn Trophy was awarded to schools at Halesworth, Butley, and Kesgrave in the 1970s to encourage 'a compassionate understanding of animals'. Constance Agnes Winn died at Aldeburgh Cottage, Suffolk on 6 November 1984, she was unmarried. In 1980 writer Margo Strickland (1927-2008) put on an exhibition of Connie's work at Aldeburgh Cinema Gallery and Flick & Son held a sale of her works at the Church Hall, Aldeburgh in 1986.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Aldeburgh Cottage, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
1966 200 Spring Evening

Works by This Artist