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Lucy Harwood (1893-1972)


Born Eva Lucy but known as Lucy Harwood, she was born at Belstead Hall, near Ipswich on 1 January 1893, only daughter of Alfred Harwood, landowner & farmer, and his wife Edith Eva née Cooper.


She attended the Slade School of Fine Art prior to the First World War and the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Dedham, Essex, when it was opened by Cedric Morris in 1937. Owing to a botched operation when she was young, which left her partially paralysed on the right side, her pictures, painted with her left hand, are spontaneous and colourful still life and landscapes of around her home at Upper Layham, near Hadleigh.


A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Cicle 1946-1948 from Upper Layham, Harwood had her first solo exhibition at The Minories, Colchester in 1975 and had further shows at Sally Hunter Fine Art. She died in Ipswich in 1972.

Lucy Harwood (1893-1972), Man in Fields
Lucy Harwood (1893-1972), Man in Fields

Lucy Harwood (1893-1972)

Man in Fields

signed 'LUCY HARWOOD' (on canvas verso)

Oil on canvas

16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)


Private collection, UK

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