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Eve Disher

(London 1894-1991)

Head of a Man, c.1940s

gouache on paper

signed lower right 'Eve Disher' and inscribed 'JAMAICA' on the reverse

50 x 38 cm.

Disher studied at the Hornsey School of Art, and during WWI worked for the London Fire Brigade putting her art studies on hold. In her twenties she married the theatre critic and author, Maurice Wilson Disher, and through him moved in circles associated with the Bloomsbury group, sharing a studio with Vera Cunningham. She was widely travelled and spent periods living in both South Africa and Jamaica. She exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, the Women's International Art Club, and at the Matthiesen Gallery. Known for her portraits in gouache, her portrait of Gerald Reitinger is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and her portrait of JBS Haldane from 1936 is in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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