1913 – 2006
Born London 1913, daughter of the painter George Spencer Watson.
She studied at the Slade, the Royal Academy and the Central Schools of Art in London and with the sculptor Ossip Zadkine in Paris. She worked and lived in Purbeck, Dorset.Her home, Dunshay Manor, was built over a rich seam of Purbeck marble, a material which she used in her sculpture.
Her three months with Zadkine encouraged her to use the chisel leaving the surface of sculpture rough and she took time in Paris to study the Medieval carvings in Cluny.
She was contacted by Gibberd for two public works, Chiron teaching the Young Hero is one of them. She loved the four symbols for the Evangelists and made sculptures of these for the North porch of Wells Cathedral.
She had a major retrospective in Salisbury in 2004 and died in March 2006, age 92.
Portland Stone carved
ht 150 cm
Forecourt of Moot House, The Stow
Commissioned by Harlow Development Corporation to commemorate the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth ii and afterwards vested in the Harlow Art Trust.
The Moot House was the HQ of the Town’s first Community Association of Mark Hall and Netteswell.
See extract from Art Trust below
See Cleaning of Chiron Newsletter No 17 May 2013