Sunday 4 February 2018

Dorothy Coke - artist

'Leach" was the name of a famous Brighton fishing family who later turned to other activities.

Dorothy Coke, 1897-1979 was a popular mid 20th.C watercolour artist who taught at Brighton Art College from 1939 until her retirement in1967. During WW2 she received a short-term commission from the War Artists Advisory Committee to depict the work being performed by women in various services. She was elected a member of the Royal Watercolour Society.

The Imperial War Museum holds some of her works & the Aldrich collection at University of Brighton has 34 of her sketches. Sadly there are none held by Brighton Museum.

1 comment:

  1. That is wonderful! Mu grandmother was a Leach and the family came over from England. I doubt we are related to this Leach family. This made my day!!


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