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Postcards of Berkhamsted

painted by

Alice Des Clayes





Alice Des Calyes was born in Scotland and is best known for her animal and rural genre scenes. She was the youngest of the Des Clayes sisters and went to Montreal in 1914, after studying at the Bushey School of Art and the Newland School of Art in England. She was a regular exhibitor in the Royal Canadian Academy and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts spring shows between 1914 and 1940, Alice was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1920. Other distinctions include a reproduction of her work "Remounts" in Newton MacTavish's book "The Fine Arts in Canada" in 1925. Experimenting with a variety of media, she worked in watercolours, oils, pastels and coloured chalks. She returned to England in 1938. In Canada, her work can be found in several galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Canadian Women Artists

Cards printed by Suttley & Silverlock. Ltd., London S. E. 1

The company was incorporated in 1915 and also printed the cards by Maud Huntsman of Chorleywood.


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