Monday, April 25, 2016

Andrews (nee Cubitt), Edith Alice 1873 - 1962

Born at St John's Wood, London in 1873, daughter of Herbert Cundall Cubitt, a colonial broker's clerk, and his wife Kate Alice née Whicher, who married at Greenwich, London in 1868. Edith studied art at Goldsmiths' College School, winning silver and gold medals and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1897, exhibiting from 85 Tyrwhitt Road, Brockley, London in 1896 three watercolours 'The Gatekeeper', 'Chrysanthemums' and 'Early Spring in the Woods, Peinbury' and a further three watercolours in 1897 'Daffodils', 'Azaleas' and 'Well Hall, Kent' she may have exhibited in Suffolk as her father's family originated from there. In 1901 Edith was a 27 year old artist living with her parents and two siblings, at 85 Tywhitt Road, Lewisham, London. She married at Marylebone, London in 1912, George Francis Andrews, after which she exhibited under her married name of Edith Andrews. Painter of portraits, still life, landscape and especially gardens and flowers and was a miniaturist, she also illustrated children's books. Edith exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, Society of Women Artists, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, the Paris Salon and at the Royal Academy 1914-1954, Queen Mary purchased an Andrews picture of a rose bush. In the 1930's living at Pembury, Kent and she died at Willesden, Middlesex in 1962, aged 89.