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Aberystwyth University
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Display artist/maker:

Esther Willoughby

Born: 1885, UK, England, London, Croydon   Died: 1959, Ferring, Sussex

Painter and printmaker. Willoughby was first educated at Redhill and then at the Royal College of Art under Sir Frank Short (1857–1945), Gerald Moira (1867-1959) and Malcolm Osborne (1880-1963). At the Royal College of Art, she gained her diploma in 1913, won a scholarship and was elected an Associate. She exhibited at different venues across the UK, notably the Royal Academy, 1923-54, and the Society of Women Artists, 1924-50. She was a member of and exhibited with the Sussex Women’s Art Club as well. Her printing techniques included etchings, drypoint and aquatint. She also produced oil paintings. Her subjects were varied. She was married to painter Thomas Moore Smith, and they lived first in London and later in Ferring, Sussex.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Country Life PR741 Prints