Marjorie Bates

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Marjorie Bates

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[1] 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.[2] 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.


  1. ^ Royal Academy exhibitors, 1905-70: a dictionary of artists and their work in the Summer Exhibitions of the Royal Academy of Arts. Vol. 1: A-Car. East Ardsley, Wakefield: EP Publishing, 1973. – ISBN 0-85409-818-6.
  2. ^ Bates at accessed 29 December 2007

External links[edit]

  • Example prints
  • Johnson, J.: British artists, 1880-1940. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1976. – ISBN 0-902028-36-7. – (Dictionary of British Art; vol. 5)
  • Waters, G.M.: Dictionary of British artists working 1900-1950. Eastbourne: Eastbourne Fine Art, 1975.
  • Benezit, E.: Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Nouvelle edition ... [editorial direction]: J. Busse. T. 1: Aa-Beduschi. Paris: Grund, 1999. – ISBN 2-7000-3011-7.