Beatrice HOW 1867–1932
Painter, chiefly of intimate studies of women with babies, also occasional nudes and flowers. Born 16 October 1867 in Bideford, Devon. Studied under Herkomer at Bushey and after 1893 in Paris at the Académie Delacluse. Was influenced by Lucien Simon and Carrière and lived most of her life in France, though she visited England every year. Exhibited at the Paris Salon, in the Galerie Georges Petit, the Galerie Armand Drouant, etc. She painted at Etaples and other coastal places as well as in Holland, and was on friendly terms with Renoir and Bonnard. Died at Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, 19 August 1932. Memorial exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries 1935, which afterwards toured Manchester and other provincial cities.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I