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Annie Louisa Swynnerton, A.R.A. (1844- 1933) was a well-known painter of portraits, especially children, and of allegorical subjects.  She was born at Kersal, near Manchester, née Robinson.  Swynnerton studied at the Manchester School of Art, in Paris, and in Rome where she met and married the Manx sculptor Joseph Swynnerton 1883.  She exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879, and also at the Grosvenor and New Galleries, and the New English Art Club 1906-17.  Swynnerton lived in Rome until her husband died in 1910 and she then returned to England.  Elected ARA in 1922, the first woman to receive academic honours since 1768.  Her work is represented in a number of public collections including The Tate Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery (who hold many examples), Brighton & Hove Museums & Galleries, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, and Glasgow Museums. She died at Hayling Island, Hampshire

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