Beatrice How...
Works in stock Beatrice How (1867-1932) was a painter in oil and pastel of figure subjects, still lifes, and nudes. She was born into a well known family of silversmiths in Bideford, Devon, and studied art under Herkomer at Bushey and in Paris at the Academie Delacluse during the 1890s. Beatrice How lived for much of her working life in France and exhibited there extensively where her work was held in high regard. She exhibited two works at the Royal Academy in 1924 and another painting ‘L’Infirmiere’ was shown there posthumously in 1936 (this work is now in the collection of Tate Britain having been acquired for the nation under the terms of the Chantrey Bequest). Her work is held in a number of public collections, especially in France, including Musee du Luxembourg Paris, Musee d’Orsay Paris, Musee des Beaux-Arts Lyon, Philadelphia Museum of Art USA, Victoria & Albert Museum, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow, and Atkinson Art Gallery Southport. She died at Hoddes­don, Hertfordshire. A memorial exhibition of her work was held in 1935 at The New Burlington Galleries in London. In 1979 The Fine Art Society held a major show of her work at their galleries in London W1 and Edinburgh.