Trained at Herkomer Art School, Bushey, Frances Ewan worked on the staff of an illustrated weekly newspaper before moving to London in 1896. She illustrated a number of books on a wide range of subjects.
By 1911 she had moved to St Ives, working from first 6 Porthmeor Studios, then from Number 2. Her early exhibits were aquatints and etchings, and later during the 1930s watercolours and oils. She produced some portraits and coastal and harbour scenes as well as flower studies in the 1950s. She was also a member of the Arts Club.
Painter in watercolours and oils, aquatints and etching
works and access
Works include: Chalets at Zermatt and Fisherman and Boy (both c1923); St Ives Harbour Low Tide (1929); Rocky Promontory, Cornwall;
Catherine Richards wearing a Crysede Dress;
St Ives April New Print Society Exhibition (etchers, printers, litho & woodcuts) 1923 , 1929
misc further info
Some uncertainty surrounding birth and death dates.
St Ives Times 6 Apr 1923
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p324)
Hoyle, H (Sept 2010 Women Artists in Cornwall www.cornishmuse.blogspot.com) Review of 'Sea Change' exhibition, Penlee House)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Tovey (2000) GF Bradshaw & STISA (Appendix 3: Principal Members of STISA 1927-1960)
(2003) Creating a Splash;