Mary Duncan was born in Bromley, Kent. She studied at both the Slade and in Paris. Before coming to Paul (nr Penzance) in 1925, she had lived in Dublin (1910) and in Bushey, Herts (1922). She exhibited widely and primarily at the RHA where she showed more than 65 works.
She began to exhibit at NAG in December 1925, and continued sporadically to do so. Her final home from 1936 was in Mousehole where she remained until she died. In 1937 at NAG, her offerings were A Calm Day near Land's End and Rocks at Pedn-Men-Dhu.
Landscape and coastal subjects in varied media
works and access
Works include: Cornish Rooftops; Cornish Fields; Breton Woman Peeling Potatoes in a Doorway; A Calm Day near Land's End; Rocks at Pedn-Men-Dhu (1937)
BIR (2); GI (2); GOU; INT; LI (8); MC (8); NEAC (3); RA (10); RCA (2); RHA (65); ROI (4); RSA (12); NAG (1925-37)
The Cornishman 7 Jul 1926, 8 Dec 1926
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists