Ethel Leontine Gabain

ARTIST

Gabain, Ethel Leontine

1883 – 1950

Ethel Gabain was born in France but received her formal art
education in London ‘ at the Slade School of Fine Art (1902) and
the Central School of Arts and Crafts (1904’06) ‘ as well as Paris
(1903’04). 

In 1908 she co-founded with John Copley (1875’1950) and
A.S. Hartrick (1864’1950) the Senefelder Club, which sought to
promote the art of lithography. The sale of her prints provided her
with a working income. She married John Copley in 1913. In 1926,
she provided illustrations for Anthony Trollope’s The Warden. 

She exhibited throughout her career, including at the RA, the
NEAC, and the SWA, and her oil painting Flora Robson as Lady
Audley
was awarded the De Laszlo Silver Medal by the RBA in
1933. 

Gabain was employed by the WAAC during WWII to produce
lithographs of Women’s Voluntary Services members. Despite
deteriorating health, she travelled across Britain to record women’s
invaluable contributions to traditionally masculine industries.

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Ethel Leontine Gabain

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Gabain, Ethel Leontine

1883 – 1950

Ethel Gabain was born in France but received her formal art
education in London ‘ at the Slade School of Fine Art (1902) and
the Central School of Arts and Crafts (1904’06) ‘ as well as Paris
(1903’04). 

In 1908 she co-founded with John Copley (1875’1950) and
A.S. Hartrick (1864’1950) the Senefelder Club, which sought to
promote the art of lithography. The sale of her prints provided her
with a working income. She married John Copley in 1913. In 1926,
she provided illustrations for Anthony Trollope’s The Warden. 

She exhibited throughout her career, including at the RA, the
NEAC, and the SWA, and her oil painting Flora Robson as Lady
Audley
was awarded the De Laszlo Silver Medal by the RBA in
1933. 

Gabain was employed by the WAAC during WWII to produce
lithographs of Women’s Voluntary Services members. Despite
deteriorating health, she travelled across Britain to record women’s
invaluable contributions to traditionally masculine industries.

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