Eliza Mary Burgess

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Eliza Mary Burgess
Born2 March 1878
Walthamstow, London
Died1961 (aged 82–83)
Alma materRoyal Female School of Art
Known forPainting

Eliza Mary Burgess (2 March 1878 – 1961) was a British artist, known as a painter and designer.


Burgess was born and grew up in the Walthamstow area of London, where her father was a florist and gardener and her mother was a dressmaker.[1] In 1897 she won a scholarship to the Royal Female School of Art where she won national prizes in several categories and at least three further scholarships.[2] After graduation, Burgess remained working in London until she moved to Bristol in the 1950s and later lived in Scotland for a time.[1] As an artist she created watercolour and tempura paintings of flowers and gardens, child portraits and miniatures.[1]

Between 1900 and 1951, Burgess was a regular exhibitor at both the Royal Academy and with the Society of Women Artists, showing a total of 45 works with the latter.[1] She was also a frequent exhibitor with the Royal Scottish Academy between 1920 and 1943 and also showed paintings with the Royal West of England Academy, of which she was an Associate member.[1] She was also a member of the Royal Miniature Society.[3] Internationally, works by Burgess were shown at the Paris Salon and in the United States, Canada and Australia.[1] The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London hold examples of her work.[1][2]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g Sara Gray (2019). British Women Artists. A Biographical Dictionary of 1000 Women Artists in the British Decorative Arts. Dark River. ISBN 978-1-911121-63-3.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b David Buckman (2006). Artists in Britain Since 1945 Vol 1, A to L. Art Dictionaries Ltd. ISBN 0-953260-95-X.
  3. ^ "Burgess, Eliza Mary". Benzit Dictionary of Artists. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
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