De Courcy Lewthwaite Dewar

1878 - 1959

Britain De Courcy Lewthwaite Dewar was born in Kandy, Ceylon, the daughter of a tea planter. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and at the Central School, London. She is best known for her enamels and metalwork; designing and producing jewellery, plaques and many small ornamental and useful pieces and her work regularly appeared in Studio magazine. However, she was also a prolific painter, engraver and graphic designer, exhibiting oils and watercolour internationally. She travelled extensively, making three journeys round the world with several visits to her family in Ceylon.