Lucy Harwood (1893-1972)
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Lucy Harwood was brought up at Belstead Hall, near Ipswich. She studied at the Slade before World War I and much later in life joined the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing when it was opened by Cedric Morris in 1937.

The school later became as well known for its wild parties as it did for the talented artists (Maggi Hambling). Lucy Harwood was central to its social life, although bringing a degree of decorum by her insistence on a formal afternoon tea every Sunday. She was a true eccentric, a characteristic that regularly appears in her work.

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