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Jessie Bayes (b. 1876 Hampstead, London - d. 1970) was a British Arts & Crafts artist who specialized in miniature paintings, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, iconography and more.

Jessie Bayes
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Born1876 (1876)
London, United Kingdom
Died1970 (aged 93–94)
London, United Kingdom
Known forPainting, Illumination, Murals
MovementArts and Crafts


Font panels for St Andrew and St Mary's Church, Stoke Rochford, 1937 by Bayes.

In the earlier part of her life, Bayes did not have much technical training in the arts, but was born into a family of artists.[1] She studied under her brother Walter Bayes, who was a well known artist and critic at the time. She was sister to Gilbert Bayes and Emmeline Bayes as well. Her father Alfred Walter Bayes, was an artist who regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts.[2]

In 1906 she became a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers and in 1908 exhibited at the Royal Academy. She was a part of RMS's council throughout 1925-1935. One example of her work is the stained glass windows for St. Luke's Church in Grayshott, Hampshire, England.[3]

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  1. ^ Quigley, J (May 15, 1914). "The Art of Jessie Bayes, Artist & Craftswoman". The Studio. 61 (254). Retrieved September 7, 2015.
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  3. ^ Stained Glass Windows of St Luke’s Church
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  5. ^ Martin Crampin (2014). Stained Glass from Welsh Churches. Y Lolfa Cyf. ISBN 978 184771 8259.

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