Eileen May WYON

Mrs Eileen May WYON
nee le Poer Trench

The artist studied at the Dublin School of Art, at the RA Schools, and with Sir Arthur Cope. She exhibited nationally (GI, RHA) from 1905-1928, and married Allan Gairdner WYON.

It is not clear from extant records how frequently she exhibited her work, or even continued to work. However, she exhibited Spring at the NAG Exhibition of 1937, and worked closely with the committees supporting and sustaining the Newlyn Art Gallery through the war years.

She died on 26 April 1969 at Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire.

A correspondent (2023) has told us of a portrait which he purchased, signed 'E M Wyon'. It is possible that the sitter may well have been her husband, the sculptor Allan Wyon. Although it was listed at auction as 'a portrait of an unknown gentleman', a note on the back of the frame by a previous owner suggests that this was indeed a portrait of Allan Wyon.


Artist in chalk and charcoal, painter

works and access

Works include: Spring (1937)


GI; RHA; NAG 1937

misc further info

Correspondence related to death (2016) with thanks!


Hardie (200) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall p302

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary

Johnson & Greutzner

NAG Exhibition records