Marjorie Christine Bates R.A. (1882–1962) was born in Kings Newton, near Melbourne, Derbyshire. She was a painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and Paris and achieved a moderate living from her paintings.
Bates was the daughter of George and Emily Bates who had made money from the sale of mosquito netting. Her family moved to Wilford in Nottinghamshire where she attended the Nottingham School of Art. She was a distant relative of both Laura Knight and Harold Gresley. She died in 1962.
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