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Evelyn Monnington (fl 1930 to 1970)   BIOGRAPHY

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Sailor playing the Accordeon, 1930's
Mounted (ref: 4727)

Collage, 22 x 13 3/4 in. (56 x 35 cm.)


 


Provenance: The Artist's son, James Monnington.

This collage is likely to date from Evelyn's time at the Royal College of Art where she trained in the 1930's.  After this she worked for Heals and other designers.  During the War she worked with the camouflage department (where she first met Tom Monnington, who she married in 1948) and later  as a Canal Boatwoman.   Her war dairies from 1943 have been  serialized in Canals Rivers & Boats Magazine.



Evelyn Monnington (fl 1930 to 1970)

Evelyn Monnington, (ne Hunt) trained at the Royal College of Art in the 1930's.  After this she worked for Heals and other designers.  During the War she worked with the Camouflage Department and later as a Canal Boatwoman.   Her war dairies from 1943 have been  serialized in Canals Rivers & Boats Magazine.
She became the second wife of Tom Monnington in 1948; (Winifred Knights, Monnington's first wife had died in 1947).  She first met Monnington whilst working for the Camouflage Department.


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