MADELAINE PEARSON (born 1910)
“Sahara Town, Ghat”
Oil Painting on Canvas. 18” x 24” (457mm x 610mm)
Titled on canvas overlap. Bears remains of Artist’s label IMAGE
Madelaine Pearson studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1927/28 gaining her Fine Art Diploma in 1930. She re-entered the Slade in 1934/35 and again in 1936/37 leaving in 1938. She was a Member of the Womens’ International Art Club with whom she exhibited in Glasgow, Bristol and the Malay States in 1949 and showed at the Leicester Galleries in 1950 as well as a shared exhibition at the Artists’ International Association with Margaret Boyd and Alice Lamb. She lived in Highgate, North London and according to Simon Guthrie in his 1997 “The Life and Art of Cecil Stephenson” her house was a “kind of salon” for artists and critics including Kyffin Williams, Lawrence Alloway, Stella Steyn, Frederick Gore and John Cecil Stephenson. Later she married as Madelaine Arkell.