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Isobel Atterbury Heath (1908-1989)

Painter and poet born in Yorkshire, studied at the Académie Colarossi in Montparnasse, Paris and St. Ives School of Painting and was associated with that part of Cornwall for half a century. 

During World War II Heath volunteered to work as an artist for Ministry of Information drawing and painting naval subjects and factory workers in Howton's munitions and camouflage factory at Ives and the Spitfire Fighter Station at Perranporth.She married an Italian Prisoner of War, Dr Marc Prati - a political correspondent for the Italian newspaper La Stampa, who had been interned in Cornwall.
She also showed at the RSA, RCamA, ROI, RI, SWA and was an active member of the STISA, and in 1949 helped to form the then breakaway Penwith Society of Arts.
 Her work was featured in a show at the Tadema Gallery, London in 1990. These works shown at this exhibition were unlike her regular representational work in that they were all entirely abstract in composition.


Artist Isobel Atterbury Heath: Woman operating a lathe turning the fuse tips of munitions, c.1944
Isobel Atterbury Heath
Woman operating a lathe turning the...  Sold 
Artist Isobel Atterbury Heath: Two women arc welding, War 39-46
Isobel Atterbury Heath
Two women arc welding, 'War 39-46'  Sold