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BROWN , MIA ARNESBY ( 1867 - 1931 ), artist .

Born in Cwmbran, Mon. , daughter of Rev. Charles Smallwood Edwards and grand-daughter of Rev. Loderwick Edwards , vicar of Rhymney . She studied under Sir Hubert von Herkomer . She showed five pictures in the Royal Academy under her maiden name, Edwards . In 1913 in an exhibition of contemporary Welsh artists, two of her pictures drew attention — ‘ Mary reading ’ and ‘ The Garden Boy ’, the latter is now in the National Museum of Wales .

She married, 1896 , Sir John Arnesby Brown , R.A. , artist . She died in 1931 , aged 64.

Sources:

  • Graves , The Royal Academy of Arts (1905–6) .

Author:

Reverend Thomas Mardy Rees, (1871-1953), Neath

Published date: 2001