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Averil Mary Burleigh (1883-1949)

Painter and jewellery designer; lived in Hove, Sussex and studied at Brighton School of Art. Her husband was the painter C. H. H. Burleigh, her daughter the artist Veronica Burleigh. She exhibited widely - at the RA, RSA, NEAC, RI, SWA, Sussex Women's Art Club and RCamA - and was elected an associate of the RWS shortly before she died. She was also a Member of the Society of Mural Decorators and Painters in Tempera. Her most characteristic works are brightly painted in tempera, with a strong sense of design. Her subject matter was usually based on classical or medieval subjects, and pretty maidens (often modelled on her daughter Veronica) set in Renaissance landscapes. Her watercolours (and pure landscapes in oil) were handled more loosely but still underpinned by a strong linearity. Brighton Art Gallery held a memorial show in the year of her death.

Artist Averil Mary Burleigh: Woman with a tray of fruits, circa 1920
Averil Mary Burleigh
Woman with a tray of fruits, circa 1920  For sale
Artist Averil Mary Burleigh: Dancers, circa 1915
Averil Mary Burleigh
Dancers, circa 1915  Sold 
Artist Averil Mary Burleigh: The Chria, late 1920s
Averil Mary Burleigh
The Chria, late 1920s  Sold