Anna AIRY (1882-1964) ✿

Anna Airy (6 June 1882 – 23 October 1964) was an English painter, pastel artist and etcher. Born in London, married to the painter Geoffrey Buckingham Pocock. Studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1899–1903, under Henry Tonks, Fred Brown and Philip Wilson Steer.
She was one of the first women officially commissioned as a war artist and was recognised as one of the leading women artists of her generation.

Anna Airy won the Melville Nettleship Prize several times, the Slade Scholarship and all first prizes that could be won. Airy was a member of several artistic societies. She was elected as a member of The Pastel Society in 1906. She also joined the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers in 1908 when the society elected her.

She was also an elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (1909), Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (1918), and Member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (1952). She was elected as the President of the Ipswich Art Society in 1945.

Anna Airy (6 June 1882 – 23 October 1964)

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