Edith Mabel LIPSCOMB(E)
exh 1903-1929

The artist was born in St Albans, Herts, the daughter of Physician and Surgeon John T N Lipscomb and his wife. She never married and died in Canterbury. Both spellings of her surname are to be found in various references.

Lipscomb(e) studied at Colarossi's Atelier in Paris, and under Norman GARSTIN in Cornwall.  At NAG she exhibited from as early as 1903 and is listed in the 1911 census as living in Penzance lodgings. During the war she joined the French Red Cross, serving as a canteen assistant in on-site holding camps for wounded soldiers. She was awarded a British War Medal and a Victory Medal for her services.
In Summer 1921 she exhibited again after the re-opening of the Gallery after the war (selling 4 pieces of work), and continued exhibiting until the Summer Exhibition of 1928, when she showed The English Channel.
In 1929, with another artist, Bessie Holmes, she listed her address as Ninton, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.


Painter of landscapes in gouache

works and access

Works include: Some Wares at Bruges (1903), Railway Station (1907); The Blue Blind; Gardens at Josselin (1912); Georgette (1914); Autumn in Touraine (1914); The English Channel (1928)


RA (1) 1914

 NAG March 1914, (4) Summer 1921, Spring 1925

Oldham Municipal Gallery Spring Exhibition 1924


French Red Cross FRX 101B

misc further info

Some further biographical information and archival contact is provided on-line at the Women section of the Great War Forum.


St Ives Times 27 Mar 1914, 8 May 1914, 7 Mar 1924

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

NAG Exhibition & Sales records (See Hardie)