Amice Mary Calverley

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Dates: 
1896 - 1959

British artist and musician; she was born at Chelsea, London, 9 April 1896, daughter of Edmond Leveson Calverley and Sybil Salvin; after being brought up in Canada she studied music; in 1922 she gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music; in 1926 while in Oxford she was encouraged to take up archaeological drawing by Sir Leonard Woolley; her association with the EES began in 1927 and in 1928, under the direction of Gardiner she began the work of copying scenes in the temple of Sety I at Abydos; she produced for the EES and the Oriental Institute, Chicago, a set of four magnificent folio volumes with many colour plates, 1933-59; she died in Toronto, 10 April 1959.