Jessica Dismorr


 Gillian Jason
Modern & Contemporary Art
 Artist Chronology of Jessica Dismorr

Jessica Dismorr (1885-1939)
Signed, titled and dated 1924
Watercolour, 28 x 40cm (2)

  Les Baux

The fauvist influence is apparent in the bold outlines and use of color to delineate form.
Left: Landscape with Figures, Museums Sheffield
Right: Landscape with Trees, c.1911-1912
Oil on board, height: 32.50 cm, width: 40.00 cm
UK, London, Government Art Collection

Left: Related Forms, 1937, Tempera on board, The Tate (Appeared in Axis 8, Winter 1937)
Right: Superimposed Forms, 1938, Tempera on gesso board, Birmingham Museums Trust

 Left: Jessica Dismorr   (British, 1885–1939) Sunlight Martigues, 1911, oil on panel, dimensions:   34 x 43 cm
Right: Martigues Market, 1911, oil on woodpanel,
32.5 x 41 cm. via

Above: Les Baux, the Priest Enters His Church (1911)
Right: Les Baux from the Valley
via Modernist Journals Project




There are many illustrations of portraits by Jessica Dismorr on the net.  We chose these few as
 a sample of how confident she was in her skills and ability to capture a sense of her subject.

Left: Dylan Thomas ; Right: George Barker

Wyndham Lewis with cat (1920)
Modernist Journals Project-Dismorr

The Conversation - Dismorr
The Tyro ( Vol. 1, No. 2 )
London: Egoist Press, 1922
Modernist Journals Project, (image 71)

Jessica Dismorr lived and traveled with her close friend, the artist Catherine Giles.
Below, left, is a sample of a Giles' watercolour.  Right is a  portrait of Giles by Dismorr.
Further down you'll see a sketch of Dismorr by Giles made during one of their travels.


Above: Bombed Houses (Temple area); Bombsight, 1944
Catherine Giles (1878-1955)
pencil and watercolour, 18 x 16 in. (45.8 x 40.7 cm.) (2)

Portrait of Catherine Giles
by Jessica Dismorr

Jessica Dismorr on the Balcony
Cassis, 1927
pencil and watercolour on paper,
by Catherine Giles (1878-1955)
Private Collection

Photo © The Fine Art Society, London, UK

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