Sydney Josephine BLAND

1883—1972

Born in York, she studied at Heatherley's under Henry Massey (1920-22), and also at Goldsmiths with Harold Speed  (1922-3) .  She undertook further study with Bernard Adams, and had a studio in the Fulham Road, London, where she exhibited scenes of Newlyn and Polperro which indicated earlier visits to the district.  By 1948 she was living at 35 Fore Street, Newlyn, later moving to Swan's Flight, Boase Street.  In 1964 (by then in her 80s) she moved to Ingwenia at Carbis Bay.  She principally painted in watercolour, with Newlyn Harbour and its environs being favourite subjects.