Fred Varley 1888-1969 - "Portrait of Alice Massey". Fred was born in Sheffield and was a member of the Heeley Art Club. He emigrated to Ontario with his family and became a WW1 War Artist. He was a member of Canadas Famous Group of seven he died in Unionville there is a great Art Gallery there in his name. I helped connect Unionvilles Varley Art Trustees with the Heeley Art Club,
Painter JOAN DUMOUCHEL, 'When I create figures, I inhabit them for a moment and I see myself living my emotions and my fantasies through them. It fascinates me. and it appears to me that this is the magical in creation.' Thanks to MM for sharing this.
Cedric Morris (England 1889-1982), Portrait of Frances Hodgkins, o/c, 1928. Morris met the artist Frances Hodgkins (NZ 1869–1947) in 1917, becoming life-long friends. This portrait dates from when Hodgkins was living in Bloomsbury, London, near Morris’s home. Morris did not seek to flatter his friend, who was twenty years his senior. Here Hodgkins is depicted with a double chin, her dyed hair contrasting strongly with her aged complexion. Collection Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.