1918-1975

Peggy Somerville

Margaret Scott “Peggy” Somerville was born at the Old Ford Farm, Ashford, Middlesex, into an artistic family. Her mother wrote poetry and prose. Her father, Charles Somerville, was a portraitist and landscapist much aware of the Newlyn School and the work of Dublin painters such as George Russell. Peggy learnt to paint by watching the other members of her family at work and from her earliest years, she could converse in pictures as easily as she could speak. Reading and writing came later. This precocious talent was very soon recognised and from the age of three her watercolours and drawings were exhibited at the Royal Drawing Society in London. In the autumn of 1927, a small oil painting entitled Happy Days by the Sea was prominently hung at the New Irish Salon in Ireland without the judges being aware that it was the work of a child.

Through the good offices of Sir John Lavery and other leading Irish artists who had adopted aspects of Impressionist technique, a retrospective exh ...

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Publications

Peggy Somerville: A Major Retrospective Exhibition, 1997

Studio Publications 1997
£5.00

Peggy Somerville: An English Impressionist

Published by The Antique Collectors Club 
£25.00

Peggy Somerville: Selected Works from Her Estate, 1994

Studio Publications 1994
£10.00

Peggy Somerville: An English Impressionist

Studio Publications 1993
£10.00

Peggy Somerville: Selected Paintings from the Studio Collection

Studio Publications 1999
£10.00

Peggy Somerville, 2000

Studio Publications 2000
£10.00

East Coast Influences - 2007

Studio Publications 2007
£15.00

Peggy Somerville: Selected Works from the Estate, 1996

Studio Publications 1996
£10.00

Peggy Somerville - 1991

Studio Publications 1991
£10.00

East Coast Influences, 2010

Studio Publications 2010
£15.00

East Coast Influences - 2014

Studio Publications 2014
£15.00

Modern Romantics 2014

Studio Publications 2014
£15.00