Marion Adnams (1898 - 1995):
Study of a Variegated Thistle Leaf (Silybum marianum), 1930's
Framed (ref: 10253)
Pencil 22 x 14.9 in. (55.9 x 37.8 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
In 1930 Adnams started attending life classes at Derby School of Art. Her extra ordinary facility for drawing was much remarked upon, (one teacher remarking that she 'drew like a man, direct with no rubbing out, quoted by Ray Gosling, Marion Adnams, A Retrospective, Midland Group Gallery 1971).
We are grateful to Daniel A. Simon for his assistance.
Exhibited: Sanctuary, Artist-Gardeners, 1919-39, Garden Museum, London, 25th February – 5 April, 2020
Literature: Christopher Woodward, Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners, 1919–1939, published by Liss Llewellyn, 2020