Katharine Leigh-Pemberton (Biographical details)

Katharine Leigh-Pemberton (printmaker; British; Female; 1894 - 1970)

Also known as

Leigh-Pemberton, Katharine

Biography

Painter, printmaker and potter.
Born Katherine Leigh- Pemberton, known later as Kaff Gerrard. Studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1922-4, under Henry Tonks (q.v.) and Philip Wilson Steer (q.v.). Married in 1933 - Alfred Horace Gerrard (1899-1998), professor of sculpture at the Slade 1948-68. She was a visionary artist, drawing inspiration from the landscape of Sussex and the South Downs. During her lifetime she had only one exhibition, of sculpture and pottery, at Colagni's in 1931, which she shared with her husband. A posthumus exhbition of her paintings was held at the Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury. Her work is held in several public galleries including the Imperial War Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. She lived in Groombridge, Kent.

Bibliography

John Russel Taylor: 'Paintings Kaff Gerrard 1894 - 1970', Royal Museum and Art Gallery, Canterbury (her prints are not mentioned).