Gwendoline Whicker (nee Cross) was born in Bristol in 1900. She studied at the Bristol Municipal School of Art, against her parents wishes. There she met the Australian born artist Frederick Whicker, whom she later married. They jointly exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy from 1923 to circa 1935, but Gwen was never elected an associate member, though she was a founding member of the New Bristol Art Club and was the first President. The Whickers moved from their home in All Saints Road, Clifton, Bristol just after the war to Wood Lane in Falmouth, Cornwall. There Gwen and Fred became members of the St Ives Society of Artists, where they became secretary and treasurer respectively. They exhibited until their deaths. Gwen produced etchings, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewellery and silver wares.
Oil on board -
13in x 16in -