1890 - 1981
A Seaside Town

Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Image size: 16 x 19 1/2 inches


Josephine Matley Duddle Ghilchik (1890-1981) was the daughter of James Duddle, a musician and teacher of Lancashire, England, and Ellen, his wife.

Josephine studied at the Municipal School of Art, Manchester, England. In 1915, she married the artist and cartoonist, David Louis Ghilchik, who had been her fellow student. Ghilchik was born in 1892 in Botosani, Romania, but had emigrated to Lancashire with his family.

The Ghilchiks resided in and around London. David Ghilchik died in London, England in 1972. At the age of 90, Josephine emigrated to Australia to be with her daughter, Sybil O’Donoghue (an opera singer), and grand-children. She died the following year.