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Vase of Flowers by Hannah Mayor (1871-1947)

Enjoy these beautiful spring flowers painted by Staithes Art Group artist Hannah Mayor – Vase of Flowers by Hannah Mayor (1871-1947)

Hannah Mayor (Nee Hoyland) was born in South Yorkshire. She studied in London, at the Royal Female School of Art and later attended Westminster School of Art where, as a result of a Royal visit, she sold a flower painting to Queen Victoria.

In 1901 Hannah was a founder member of the Staithes Art Club, and a year later she married fellow founder member Fred Mayor.

She exhibited widely, and began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1904.

For a few years, the Mayors lived in Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais, France, where they were visited by many artists, before their return to England in 1908.

After many years in London, she moved to Surrey, where she remained for the final years of her life.

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