Evelyn CHESTON 1875–1929
Landscape painter. Born 8 September 1875 at Ranmoor, Sheffield, née Davy. Studied at the Royal Female School of Art 1892–4 and at the Slade School 1894–9, where she shared a painting prize with Augustus John. Returned to Sheffield for four years and married Charles Cheston 1904. Worked frequently in Dorset and the Cotswolds. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. from 1906; member 1909. Died at Musbury, near Axminster, Devon, 31 October 1929. Memorial exhibition at the R.W.S. Galleries 1929.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I