Art student from France aged 18, living at No. 45 The Willows in Penzance at the time of 1891 Census. Her mother Annette Sabatier (living on her own means), born at Chilton Hall, Suffolk, but probably acting as chaperone to her daughter, was living with her. There are several artist Sabatiers listed in Benezit.
Christine Sagar's paintings and drawings depict Cornish festivals and events, past and present.
Landscape and floral artist now in her 90s (2010) who still paints, despite failing eyesight. She is a member of the Hypatia Trust, and attends weekly workshops in art for the partially-sighted at Trevelyan House, Penzance. A collection of her floral and landscape watercolours (9) are in the Permanent Collection of the Hypatia Trust.
She was a member of St Ives Art Colony before 1939, although living in Newlyn, and active in NAG and NSA post-WWII. She exhibited widely and sold successfully.
Her death was announced in the Cornishman in August 2012. A memorial exhibition of her work will be offered in future. She will be greatly missed by friends everywhere, for her generosity and support to all manner of organisations such as the Acorn Theatre, the Hypatia Trust and the Newlyn Art Gallery.
Janet Sainsbury was awarded a residency at Porthmeor Studios for the month of June 2016, the venue for her 'Open Studio'.