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edith le Breton – a wet afternoon in Accrington

edith le Breton – a wet afternoon in Accrington

Medium – Oil
Size – 18ins x 22ins
Cost – £5750

Biography of Artist

Edith was born Edith Winifred Alice Sapple on the 26th September 1912 at no. 10 Fairfax Street, Salford, her parents were Hugh Sapple, a dock police constable and Edith Tipping.

Edith and her sisters started painting at an early age and all were awarded a scholarships and studentship to Salford School of Art. She held her first exhibition in 1937 and is known as an Artist of the Northern School. She married Cyril Jackson and they had two sons, Peter and Dennis. For several years after the war Edith kept an off-licence in Pownal Street (now road), Altrincham.

She was an Elected Member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts in 1952 and was a member of The Lancashire Group. She was awarded a Fellowship in 1959 by the International Society of Arts and Letters and in Manchester arranged an International Children’s Art Exhbition for the United Nations. She was a friend of L.S. Lowry, who like her was a member of the Salford Art Club, he encouraged her to paint and, like him, often painted Salford Street scenes as well as those of Altrincham. She also painted Manchester United match for Matt Busby and paintedthe 1972 Preston Guild. She exhibited nationally, sold at Sotherby’s and wrote poetry. She retired to MagnoliaCottage, Dunham Massey, then 1 Big Tree Cottages,Dunham Massey, then to Sheltered Housing inNewtown, Altrincham. She died in 1993.

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