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Edith Mary Garner

British 1881-1956

Edith Garner was born at Wasperton Hill in Warwickshire, England in 1881. She died in Worthing, England in 1956. She grew up on a working farm with a lively interest in rural pursuits.  

From an early age drew and painted pictures of traditional country life of the late Victorian era. She studied art at the Slade School of Art in London and also in Paris. 

She met the well known artist William Lee Hankey, and they lived together for some years before they married in 1917, when she was 37 (she was his second wife). They had no children but travelled and painted together in London and the South-East, and in France.

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