Lucy Harwood

Eva Lucy Harwood (1 January 1893 – 24 October 1972) was a British artist known for her landscape paintings of East Anglia and Suffolk.[1]

Eva Lucy Harwood
Born1 January 1893
Died24 October 1972(1972-10-24) (aged 79)
Upper Layham, Suffolk
Alma mater
Known forPainting


Harwood was born at Belstead near Ipswich and moved with her family to East Bergholt while still a young child.[2] A botched medical operation left Harwood partially paralysed on her right-hand side and ended her ambition to be a professional pianist.[3] Turning to art, rather than music, Harwood enrolled in the Slade School of Fine Art in London prior to the start of World War I.[2] In 1937 she studied at the East Anglican School of Printing and Drawing in Dedham run by Cedric Morris. Harwood remained with the School when it re-located to Benton End at Hadleigh in 1940 and was associated with the School in various roles for many years.[2]

Working with her left hand only, Harwood created still-life and landscape paintings of Suffolk, in particular of the area around her home at Upper Layham but also of other parts of Britain and abroad.[2][4] Harwood generally painted with a vivid, colour palette and described herself as a Post-Impressionist.[4] A retrospective exhibition of her work was held at The Minories art centre in Colchester in 1975 and further shows followed at Sally Hunter Fine Art.[3][2] Both the Ipswich Museum and the Colchester Art Society hold examples of her work.[2]


  1. ^ "Harwood, Lucy". Suffolk Artists. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f David Buckman (2006). Artists in Britain Since 1945 Vol 1, A to L. Art Dictionaries Ltd. ISBN 0 953260 95 X.
  3. ^ a b Frances Spalding (1990). 20th Century Painters and Sculptors. Antique Collectors' Club. ISBN 1 85149 106 6.
  4. ^ a b "Biography: Lucy Harwood". Colchester Art Society. Retrieved 4 October 2020.

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