Mary Jewels

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Mary Jewels
Born(1886-02-05)5 February 1886
Newlyn, United Kingdom
Died1977 (aged 89–90)
Known forPainting
MovementNaïve art

Mary Jewels (5 February 1886–1977) was a British painter, born in Newlyn in Cornwall.

Jewels never had any formal training and painted in a naïve style, mainly landscapes, portraits, fishing and harbour scenes in oil. She was a friend of artist Dod Procter, and her sister Cordelia was married to the sculptor Frank Dobson. She was widowed by 1918 and was encouraged to paint by Cedric Morris.[1] She gained national attention after Augustus John convinced her to exhibit her works in London in 1928.[2]


  1. ^ Yakir, Nedira (1998). "Cornubia: gender, geography and genealogy in St Ives modernism". Women Artists and Modernism. Manchester: Manchester University Press. pp. 116–117. ISBN 0-7190-5082-0.
  2. ^ Hardie, Melissa, ed. (1995). 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery. Penzance: Patten Press in association with Newlyn Art Gallery. p. 79. ISBN 1-872229-22-0.

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