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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
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Display artist/maker:

Dorothy Edith Griffiths Woollard

Born: 1886, UK, England, Bristol   Died: 1986, UK, England, Cambridge

Printmaker. Woollard probably first learnt to etch under Reginald Bush (1869-1956) at the Bristol Municipal School of Art around 1908. By 1914, she had moved to London and, having received a scholarship, developed her etching skills at the Royal College of Art under Sir Frank Short (1857-1945). During WWI, she created drawings for the Admiralty. She became a well-known artist of, mainly British, topographical landscapes and townscapes during the 1920s, and A & C Black’s published six books with her pencil drawings. She also contributed a tiny etching of a house in Dinan, France, to Queen Mary’s Doll House at Windsor Castle. She regularly exhibited with the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) until 1939 and the Royal West of England Academy until 1947. She became an associate member of the RE in 1916 and a fellow in 1925. There are no known works of her later life. She worked as a censor during WWII and afterwards started translating medical books into braille.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

At Dinan PR977 Prints