Edith Granger-Taylor (1887-1958)

Edith Granger-Taylor began painting as a child, attending the Royal Academy Schools (1910), St. John’s Wood Art School, and the Slade School of Fine Art for a term in 1919, where she studied under Henry Tonks. She also returned to the Slade in the early 1930s to study stage design. 

She exhibited numerously in the 1920s and 1930s, including at the NEAC, the RE exhibition in 1935, and with solo shows at the Grosvenor Galleries (1922) and Beaux Arts Gallery (1932). However, her increasing frustration as a female artist working in the inter-war years, showcased in paintings such as Allegory (1934) (which she referred to as a “delicate feminist satire”), caused her to retreat from the art world, and after the 1930s her work would not be exhibited again in her lifetime.

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