In The Garden
MediumOil on Canvas
Size24 x 18in (61x 45.7cm)
ProvenanceExhibited: Walker Art Gallery
About the Artist
Florence ENGELBACH (1872-1951)
Painter, principally of flowers, born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, of English parents.
Studied at Westminster School of Art, at the Slade School of Fine Art, in the mid-1890s, with Fred Brown, then in Paris. Began exhibiting under her unmarried name of Neumegen, but after marriage early in the century ceased painting, to bring up her children, resuming about 1930.
Exhibited RA, ROI, NS, Lefevre and Goupil Galleries and elsewhere. First one-man show at Beaux Arts Gallery, 1931, and memorial show at Leicester Galleries, 1951.
Tate Gallery holds her work. Engelbach's interest in flower painting was inspired by her Warwickshire garden after she had returned to the easel having brought up her family. She also painted good landscapes and delicate, atmospheric nudes. Lived latterly in London.