Amy Sawyer of Ditchling: Artist, Eccentric, and Lady of Letters

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A Fascinating Biography of a Prolific Artist

Amy Sawyer was a prolific and unusual Victorian artist, with an interest in folk tales, witches and faeries. She exhibited at the Royal Academy many times and at many other galleries. Today, she is an almost forgotten artist, but her Sussex Village Plays, written while living in the small village of Ditchling, are still remembered by the older residents. She is also recorded in the histories of her friends; Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, the Sinden family and Joanna and Hillary Bourne, who founded Ditchling Museum. In her last ten years, in the letters to her sister in Australia, she describes with wit and asperity life in the village.

This biography unravels the remarkable journey of a fascinating individual, capturing the essence of her experiences in the picturesque village of Ditchling. Authored with depth and insight, this biography offers a unique perspective on a life well-lived. Explore the rich tapestry of Amy Sawyer's legacy, meticulously woven through the pages of this captivating narrative by author Anne Parfitt-King.

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Anne Parfitt-King






245 x 170mm


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