Born in Kyoto, Japan, Aya Broughton moved to Torquay in 1936 following her marriage to Bernard Broughton, an Oxford professor some 30 years her senior. Her innovative, colourful and lively canvases won her awards throughout Europe, and also membership of the National Society of Painters, Printers and Sculptors, and the Women’s International Art Club. Closely involved with many local charities, she would support their fundraising events by producing quick but lifelike sketches of visitors in return for a donation to the charity.
Where to see this painting?
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery
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