Eveleen Buckton

Eveleen Buckton 1872- 1962 was born in Haslemere Surrey, the daughter of George Bowdler Buckton and Mary Odling. She attended college where she won a prize of £3 for anatomy in 1893. She was also a pupil of Sir Frank Short. Her etchings, of mainly landscapes, are in his style. An exhibition of her work was held at the Arlington Gallery in Bond Street, London in December 1931. A review in The Times states that although her outlook on pictorial work is romantic, she has the sculptor’s instinct. Her work in all mediums is remarkably consistent. She exhibited water colours of mountain scenery, and etchings and aquatints of The Menai Straits and the Austrian Tyrol amongst others. The review states that two plasters of children’s heads are well modeled and Statuette of a Nude Girl, is a charming little bronze.

 

Eveleen is thought to have helped design a Stained Glass Window for Haslemere Church, as part of the Tennyson Memorial there. The window was unveiled on 8th August 1899, and depicts the Holy Grail.

 

Eveleen died in Hampstead, North London in 1962. She left her collection of drawings, etchings, watercolours and sculptures to the British Museum for display in public galleries in the UK and abroad.

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