Martineau, Edith

BORN 9 Jun 1842, Liverpool, Lancashire - DIED 19 Feb 1909, London: Hampstead
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery East, Swain's Lane, Highgate

Edith Martineau was born in Liverpool where her father James Martineau was an Unitarian minister. The author Harriet Martineau was her aunt. Edith was educated at the Liverpool School of Art and after her family moved to London at Leigh's School of Art. In 1862 she was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools as one of the first women. In that year she presented her work to the Royal Society of British Artists. She continued painting watercolours and her work was shown at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and at the Manchester City Art Gallery.

In 1888 she became an associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. In 1893 her work was exhibited in Chicago at the World's Columbian Exposition. Her work showed a strong influence from the Pre-Raphaelite movement. She died in 1909 in London and was buried in her father's grave at Highgate Cemetery East.

• Father: Martineau, James
• Sister: Martineau, Gertrude

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The grave of James Martineau and Edith Martineau at Highgate Cemetery East, London.
Picture by Androom (16 Apr 2024)


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Published: 26 Apr 2024
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