Maud Francis Eyston Sumner

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Biographical information

First name: 
Maud Francis Eyston
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Date of birth: 
6 September 1902
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Lives of Courage

After matriculating, Sumner moved to London to study and teach English. In 1922 she completed her English Literature studies, receiving a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University. Although she had trained to be a teacher and her father thought art an unstable career, her temperament was that of an artist. Soon after completing her studies she decided to pursue a painting career.

• Berman, E. (1993). Painting in South Africa, Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers.
• Verwey, E. J. (ed) (1995). The New Dictionary of South African Biography Volume 1, Pretoria: HSRC Publishers.

Last updated : 13-Jan-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011