1902 b. Leicester, England. English Painter Writer and Photographer. 1920's married the English artist Robert Baxter. 1937 Moved from Manchester to London. Family Tree.
1939 She was introduced by Gordon Onslow-Ford? to the London Surrealist Group and Edouard Mesens. She became a key figure,attending most weekly meetings in the Barcelona Restaurant in Soho and the Horseshoe Pub in Tottenham Court Road, and struck up a close friendship with Emmy Bridgwater (whose main affiliation was with the Birmingham Surrealists). She was much admired and encouraged by artists such as Edward Burra and her close friend John Banting. Friends with Conroy Maddox. 1947 Exhibited in major surrealist exhibitions, most notably at the International Surrealist Exhibition at the Galerie Maeght. The Oneiroscopist.
1948 The Decoy.
She practiced automatic writing and drawing with Emmy Bridgwater and occasionally with Ithell Colquhoun. Although she painted little during World War II, her production of automatic texts increased, producing pieces such as Timetable and Leucotomy. 1950's Her interest focused on photography. Contributed a large number of drawings and writings to surrealist publications such as the London Bulletin, Arson, Fulcrum, Message from Nowhere and Free Unions. 1986? d. Bexhill-on-Sea, England. See work ->. See Timeline