Kathleen TYSON

Kathleen TYSON

Kathleen Tyson was born in Grimsby, and she studied at both Grimsby and Hull Schools of Art. She first exhibited in 1927 and became a member of SWA in 1939. She married Cecil Mawer that year but continued to exhibit under her maiden name.

Her Royal Academy exhibits indicated that she spent some time in Cornwall, specifically Polperro and Looe. A painting done in 1940 is entitled 'Polperro' and a subsequent one on the same subject was well received at SMA in 1943. She continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1951.

Her painting of Looe Harbour is in the loan collection exhibited at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.


Painter in oils

works and access

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth (1)


SWA (1939)


Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership

Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume Two - Post-1920, Wilson Books