EmmyBridgwater

 1906 b. Birmingham, England.
   English Painter Collagist Poet and Graphic artist.

 1922 - 1925 Studied under Bernard Fleetwood-Walker -> at the Birmingham School of Art. 

 1930's and 1940's she produced mostly paintings and pen-and-ink drawings. 

 1936 Visited the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London for a year and started 
   to exhibit in London and Birmingham. 
   She had a close friendship with Edith Rimmington . 
   Bridgwater published widely in surrealist journals and reviews including
   Arson, An Ardent Review and Free Unions.
   International Surrealist Exhibition in London marked her turn to surrealism.
   She started to explore psychoanalytic ideas and to experiment with automatic techniques. 
   She became a member of Birmingham Surrealists with Conroy Maddox and brothers 
   John Melville and Robert Melville. 
   She was an important link between them and London.

 1940 Joined the surrealist group.

 1941 'Untitled
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 1942 First solo exhibition at Jack Bilbo'€™s Modern Gallery.
  Brief affair with Toni del Renzio.
  Andre Breton chose her, together with five other English artists, to contribute 
  to the Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme at the Galerie Maeght in Paris.
  She practiced automatic writing and drawing with Edith Rimmington and occasionally 
  also with Ithell Colquhoun
  Her duties of caring for her ageing mother and disabled sister suspended her artistic 
  career from the late 1940's until the 1970's,  when she started to work again on collages.

  1943 Night Work is About to Commence .
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  1999? d. Solihull, England

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