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Historical Artist - Freida Lock (1902 - 1962)

Freida Lock was born in Cheadle Hume, England 1902 - 1962

Art Education
- 1919 : One year of Agriculture at Reading University.
- 1932 – 1934 : Heatherley School of Art, London; General School of Art, London.

Short Artist Biography
- Her parents were opposed to a painting career, so Freida Lock began studies for BSc in Agriculture.
- 1920 : studies interrupted by family’s departure for South Africa; her father established a fruit-farm near Stellenbosch; for some time she remained on the farm, assisting in management of cattle and in fruit-packing; subsequently undertook variety of jobs; governess, chauffeurs, journalist.
- 1932 : Freida Lock finally commenced fulltime painting career; went to London to study.
- 1935 : Freida Lock returned to Cape Town.
- 1938 : Founder-member of New Group; a vivid, unconventional personality; she maintained a stall on the Grand Parade in Cape Town for many years – providing there a regular rendezvous for artists and art-lovers.
- 1947 – 1949 : Freida Lock traveled and painted in Zanzibar and Lamu for 18 moths; later departed permanently from South Africa; settled in Portugal, but Freida Lock died subsequently in London (in penury in the Italian hospital; old friends donated paintings to raise funds to meet the funeral fees).

Art Exhibitions
- 1938 : Regular participation on all New Group exhibitions.
- 1943 : First one-man exhibition, Cape Town, (seven years’ work).
- 1948 : Overseas Exhibition of South African Art, Tate Gallery, et al.
- 1952 : Van Riebeeck Tercent Exhibition, Cape Town.
- 1953 : Rhodes Cent Exhibitions, Bulawayo.

Public Art collections
South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Durban Art Gallery; William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley; King George VI Gallery, Port Elizabeth; University of Wits Galleries.

Berman, E. 1994. Art & Artists of South Africa . Southern Book Publishers.

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