Jessie Bayes (1878 - 1970)

Painter, illuminator and muralist who worked in the tradition of Walter Crane and the arts and crafts movement. Her father was the artist Alfred Walter Bayes, her brothers the painter Walter Bayes and the sculptor Gilbert. She was made a member of RMS in 1906, becoming honorary RMS in 1935, also being a member of Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, Society of Mural Decorators and Church Crafts League. Also showed at RA, Ridley Art Club, Baillie Gallery, Fine Art Society, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and elsewhere, including the continent and North America. Detroit Public Gallery had her work, and she completed the roll of honour for the King's Royal Rifles in Winchester Cathedral. Lived in London and Edinburgh.

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