Artist biography

Lucy KEMP-WELCH 1869–1958

Painter of animals, especially horses, and etcher. Born 20 June 1869 in Bourne-mouth, sister of Edith Kemp-Welch, landscape and portrait painter. Studied under Herkomer from 1891 and later took over his school in Bushey, Hertfordshire, 1905–26. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1895, the Paris Salon, R.I., etc. Member of the R.B.A. 1902–10, R.O.I. 1917; President of the Society of Animal Painters 1914. One-man exhibition at the Arlington Gallery 1938. Died at Watford 27 November 1958.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I