Marion Rhodes

Today, we consider artist #MarionRhodes (1907 – 1988). Marion was born in the town of Lockwood which is an area of Huddersfield. She studied at Huddersfield School of Art, Leeds College of Art, and finished her studies at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. She studied as a painter-print maker. She specialised in landscape and architectural views.
She is best known as an etcher, regularly exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and Paris Salon. Throughout her career she won several bronze, silver and gold awards at those exhibitions and her work is represented in collections, including the British Museum and the V&A.
Marion's etching from my collection is of the Coronation Procession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It is a detailed and intricate work as an etching and was then hand coloured. A little piece of history recorded by an artist.
For my Canadian readers, please look closely at the first sign on the grandstand on the left. This was the placement of the Canadian contingent for the procession.

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