Painting by Anna Airy called Trinkets, 48x59cm, 1951

Anna Airy, Trinkets, pastel, 48x59cm, 1951

Anna Airy (1882-1964)

London born, educated at the Slade School of Art (1899-1903). Among the first women officially commissioned as a war artist.

Anna Airy was a member of the Pastel Society, the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, Royal Institute of Painters, Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

She was the author of two books and exhibited her works nationally and internationally. Her paintings, pastels and etchings are in many collections: Colchester and Ipswich Museums; Imperial War Museum; H.M. the Queen; British Museum; Huddersfield Art Gallery.

Moved to Suffolk in 1933 and became President of the Ipswich Art Society.