Ashford, Faith

Date: 1884-1967

Born in 1884, Faith Ashford was a lecturer at the University of Reading’s School of Art, and a founder member of the Reading Guild of Artists.

A poet and artist, Ashford mainly exhibited oil paintings. These were displayed at locations including the Royal Academy and the Wertheim Gallery. Her solo show at the Wertheim Gallery, which is best-known for supporting many well-known 20th century artists, indicates Ashford’s skill.

The University Art Collection holds one artwork by Faith Ashford. Originally offered to the Classics Department, Dr Amara Thornton, Research Officer for the Ure Museum, has written up her research on this painting.