Lessore, Therèse

PAINTER (ENGLAND)
BORN 1884, Brighton - DIED 10 Dec 1945, Canterbury, Kent
GRAVE LOCATION Bathampton (near Bath), Somerset: St. Nicholas' Churchyard, Mill Lane

Therèse Lessore was a daughter of the French painter Jules Lessore. Her grandfather Émile Lessore was a decorator for Wedgewood Potteries. She studied at the Slade School of Art from 1904 to 1909 and she mostly painted landscapes, interiors and scenes from the circus.

Her first husband was a founindg member of the London group, Bernard William Audenay. She exhibited more than 100 works with the London Group. In 1918 she had a solo exhibition and her work showed the influence of Walter Sickert who wrote approvingly about her paintings in 1916. She divorced her husband and in 1926 she married Sickert. From that moment onwards she only produced a limited number of paintings.

Family
• Husband: Sickert, Walter

Sources
Thérese Lessore (1884-1945) sale price £ Hammersmith palais café singer

Images

The grave of Walter Sickert at St. Nicholas' Churchyard, Bathampton.
Picture by Androom (21 Aug 2013)

 


Lever, William Hesketh, 1st Viscount Leverhulme

Published: 21 Sep 2013
Last update: 21 Sep 2013