Forest folk

Lucy Kemp-Welch: the artist

Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869 – 1958) spent many hours sketching the ponies that roamed the New Forest when she was a young girl and went on to become the foremost painter of horses of her time, particularly of working horses.  

Born in Bournemouth, she showed an early excellence in art and held her first exhibition when she was just 14 years old.

Colt-Hunting in the New Forest, her best known work, is in the Tate Gallery, and some of her other paintings are in the Imperial War Museum. She also became famous for her illustrations for Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

She was the first president of the Society of Animal Painters.

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