Friday, February 13, 2015

The New Women about London WWI - 1920s by Mabel Frances Layng 1881–1937


Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Mars and Venus 1918


Mabel Layng was born in 1881, in Grammar School House, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Her family moved to Stafford a few years later. She was the daughter of Alfred Edward Freestone Layng (1851-1921), who was the Headmaster of King Edward VI School between 1883 - 1901, and his wife Ada Mary Coates (1853-1883).



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Holidaymakers


After 1902, the family moved away from Stafford; and by 1914, they had settled in Ealing, London, where Mabel remained for the rest of her life.



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Oil Shop


Her paintings show scenes of everyday life in London during the years between the First World War & 1930. She exhibited at the Royal Academy & other galleries between 1916 - 1928. She follows women as they shop, visit the milliner, sew, meet at the cafe, dance, make music, and, of course, take tea together.



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Omnibus 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Sewing Girl



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Top of the Bus 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) At the Milliners c 1921



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Bread Shop c 1916



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Crossing the Street c 1926



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Girls Dressing 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) On Greenwich Pier



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) On the Pier c 1925



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Piano Solo c 1920s



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Shop Windows c 1922



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Tea Dancing c 1920



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Cafe c 1924



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Greengrocers c 1917



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) Under the Trees c 1920



Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Tea Room


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