1903-1977
Backgardens

Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Image size: 19 x 15 inches
Contemporary style frame

The daughter of Dr Arthur Henry Headley Huckle, Alice was born on 6th October 1903 in Hastings. She appears to have inherited her grandfather’s artistic interests.  She trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, studying with Sir Walter Restley Russell and Henry Tonks.

She painted local scenes, usually in oil on board. She is noted as a prolific exhibitor. In the 1960s HMAG acquired pictures from single artist shows including Alice Headley Neave’sChildren Returning to School.

Awarded the Landseer Prize in 1920, for her fine works. She married Alfred Neave in Rye in 1932 and they had three children.  She died in 1977.

There are some of her pictures in Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.