Dora Elizabeth WEBB

Miss Dora Elizabeth WEBB
fl 1923-35

She is first mentioned in a review of Show Days in 1923, and in 1924 exhibited at Skiber War Vor Studio. Her exhibits in 1924 were given three paragraphs in the detailed St Ives Times review, and some of her work was termed 'characteristic', indicating that it had been noticed previously. Amongst the named titles was Salaam in decorative tempera work, depicting two brass figures of elephants, a difficult subject skilfully painted, against a bright curtain; two small porcelain Japanese figures below look up at the Mahout. Another was A Goddess in Ecstasy, the subject being a brass lacquered goddess against an oriental background. Yet another depicted a bronze fish against a madonna-blue background. She does not appear to have been living in St Ives when STISA was formed, and her involvement was limited. She is recorded as a member in 1932 when she was living at West Malvern.

works and access

Works include: Salaam (1924); A Goddess in Ecstasy (1924); Plaster and Porcelain (tempera)


St Ives March 1923, (2) March 1924; STISA Summer 1929; RA (1) 1935; Private View (tempera, sold)


STISA c1929-c1935


St Ives Times 23 Mar 1923, 21 Mar 1924

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p351); 

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash

Whybrow St Ives (1921-1939, list pp219-21)