Anna AIRY ~ Still Life ✿

Anna Airy (1882 -1964) was an English painter, pastel artist and etcher. She was one of the first women war artists, employed by the newly founded Imperial War Museum in 1918. 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.
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.

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