Drusilla Mary Way (1908-1997)

Drusilla Mary Way b. 2 Jun 1908 d. June 1997, Hampshire, England. She was born in Simla, India to Ehret Way (1877-1913) Civil Engineer and Clarice Imogene (nee Tippetts). She travelled to England on the P&O S.S. Persia from Bombay via Durban, South Africa, arriving London, June 1913. She was accompanied by her mother and brother Lewis Durand Way.

She was educated at Grove School, Highgate and entered the Slade School of Fine Art in the 3rd Term of the 1925-26 academic session (May 1926). Her address in that first year is given as 66 Grand Drive, Raynes Park. In that first year she took classes in Drawing and Painting. Her last year at the Slade was 1928-29, at this point she was living in the address you provide. She took courses in Drawing and Painting in each of the three terms that year.

She married in London, 1932 Lieutenant Derek Gordon Harington Hawes (of the Indian Army)(1907-1986). They sailed, 1st class from London on the P&O. SS Ranpura bound for Tokyo. Probably on honeymoon. Not sure if they stopped off at India.

Drusilla Way exhibited at the NEAC in 1929, and the Young Painters Society exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries 1930 where her painting ‘The Tomb’ was complimented for the the elegant sophistication that we associate with Mary Adshead.

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