Hypatia Rodocanachi was a sculptor, medallist and painter. She was born in Paddington, London, to John (Theodore) Rodocanachi, a merchant, and Fanny (Ambrouzis) Mavrogordato. Hypatia began studying painting around 1891 and later studied sculpture, probably at the Royal College of Art. She is understood to have studied under Edouard Lanteri and George James Frampton.

In the last decades of her life she lived in Trelights, a village in the parish of St Endellion, Cornwall. In the 1930s the parish church was undergoing major internal restoration and she designed and carved some of the new pew ends and also contributed a relief entitled 'Joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth', which was mounted on the west wall of the south aisle. It is not known if this was a new piece created specifically for St Endellion or one she had made earlier. These are probably amongst her last works. Hypatia died in Cornwall and was buried in the family grave in the Greek Orthodox section of West Norwood Cemetery.

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Sculptor, medallist, painter


Exhibited a portrait medallion at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (1904)


'Miss Hypatia Rodocanachi', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib4_1239280408];