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Mayo, Dame Eileen (Rosemary)free

DBE 1994

Born Norwich, 11 Sept. 1906; m 1936, Richard Gainsborough (marr. diss. 1952); died 4 Jan. 1994

artist, author, printmaker and painter

Education

Clifton High School; Slade School of Art

Career

Exhibited Royal Academy, London Group, United Society of Artists, Festival of Britain, etc; works acquired by British Council, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Contemporary Art Society, and public galleries in UK, USA, Australia and NZ. Designer of Australian mammals series of postage stamps, 1959–62, and Barrier Reef series, 1966; four Cook Bicentenary stamps, NZ, 1969, and other NZ stamps, 1970–78, and three for Christmas 1985

Publications

The Story of Living Things; Shells and How they Live; Animals on the Farm, etc

Recreations

Printmaking, gardening