Enid Bagnold...
Works in stock Enid Bagnold (1889-1981) was best known as an author and playwright, although in her early years she was also an accomplished artist. She was born at Rochester in Kent and studied art under Walter Sickert from 1908 and at the Slade School 1912-14. She came to know many of the leading artists of the day including Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Harold Gilman, and Claud Lovat Fraser, and developed her artistic talent especially in the medium of etching. Enid Bagnold exhibited several of her pictures, including three works at the New English Art Club in 1915-16. During World War I she enrolled in the Voluntary Aid Detachment and worked as a nurse in a hospital in Greenwich later serving as a voluntary driver in France.  In 1920 she married Sir Roderick Jones, Head of Reuters News Agency, and she lived at Rottingdean in East Sussex for many years. As a writer her best known work is ‘National Velvet’ published in 1935.