1888 - 1977
In the Terra

Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Image size: 32 ½ x 28 ¾ inches (82.5 x 73 cm)
Original frame

Provenance:  Canadian National Exhibition 1928, frontispiece to Toronto catalogue

Florence May Asher was born 2 May 1888, in Nottingham. She was a  member of the Royal Academy and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris from 1926. Asher was the daughter of J.W. Asher. Studied at the Royal Academy schools (1913-18), winning a silver medal for paintings of figures from life and the Landseer Scholarship. Subsequently lived at Sevenoaks, Kent and Petersfield, Hants.

Produced figures and landscapes in oils, etchings and aquatints. Exhibited at many of the leading galleries, including the Royal Academy (1922-23) and the Royal Society of British Artists.

She was elected a Member of the last of those in 1926. Also exhibited with the Society of Women Artists in an exhibition titled “Eleven Painters and Sculptures” along with Rosalie Emslie, Ethel Walker, Hooper Rowe and others. Exhibited with the New Autumn Group.

Exhibited works included: Otford Mount, The Conspirator, Nude Figure and Rhythm.

Asher died in 1977.