Mary Sloane

Leicester born artist Mary Annie Sloane (1867-1961) was one of Leicestershire’s most distinguished artists.


Mary Annie Sloane ARE 1867 - 1962

A Portrait of the Artist

This colour illustrated booklet on Mary Sloane, featuring a number of works in the exhibition, written by local historian Shirley Aucott is available from the New Walk Museum shop, priced £5.00. (Shop tel: 0116 225 4920)


 

Mary Annie Sloane – A Portrait of the Artist

This exhibition was on display at New Walk Museum, Leicester from 25 March – 3 July 2016. Below you can read the text content and see some of the images used in the exhibition.

Leicester born artist Mary Annie Sloane ARE (1867-1961) was one of Leicestershire’s most distinguished artists, working across both the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Born in Leicester in 1867 into the wealthy family of John Sloane, a surgeon and his wife Sarah, Mary lived with her parents, brothers and sisters at 9, Welford Place (later 13 Welford Road), a large, three-storey residence on the corner of York Road.

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Mary’s middle class background and her financial independence ensured her successful transition to London in 1887. After a number of moves, she settled into 57 (later changed to 77) Bedford Gardens, Campden Hill, Kensingston, her home until 1924.

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Mary was a prolific artist, regularly exhibiting at a number of prestigious venues. Her accounts refer to her work being shown at the Royal Academy, the Society of Women Artists (SWA), the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and numerous other galleries.

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Travels to Spain, Greece, Italy and beyond.

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Final years and legacy.

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