Edith Jagger (1896 – 1975)
Still Life of Flowers
Oil on canvas, circa 1925
46 x 46cm

Edith Jagger studied painting at Sheffield Art College and was the sister of the renowned war memorial sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger and the painter David Jagger. In 1940 her work was included in the ‘Art of The Jagger Family’ at the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield. She was one of the leading founders of the Sheffield firm ‘Painted Fabrics Ltd’ a business set up to employ disabled ex-servicemen after the First World War. The company produced beautifully hand painted materials that had an international following. The business was conceived by it’s founder Annie Bindon Carter to provide paid work for men who would have at the time found it very difficult to gain employment, ‘Work Not Charity’ being the companies motto. Edith Jagger became a highly successful painter of flowers and botanical subjects as well as producing designs for fabric materials. She exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.