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Hughes, Eleanor , 1882-1959
The Cheese Steps, Cornwall
Pencil and watercolor
690 Miami Circle, NE. #905
Atlanta, GA 30324
Much of Eleanor Hughes' work is in watercolor and depicts the countryside of Devon and Cornwall, which she loved. A sensitive draughtswoman, she had a delicate feeling for natural things such as stone walls, streams, and waterfalls.
Eleanor Waymouth Hughes was born in Christchurch, New Zealand to a family of English West-Country origin. She came to London to study art, and in 1907 she went to Newlyn in Cornwall to study under Stanhope Forbes. There she met and married Robert Hughes, a fellow pupil; they spent the rest of their lives in Cornwall.
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