Sandra Blow (1921-2006)
Sandra Blow was born in London in 1921. Between 1941 and 1946, she studied at St. Martin’s School of Art as a figurative artist andthen attended the Royal Academy (1946-1947) where she trained as an abstract painter, before enrolling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (1947-1948).
Between 1957 and 1958 Blow worked in Cornwall before returning to London in 1959 to teach at the Royal College of Art, where she remained as a tutor for sixteen years and was eventually awarded an honorary fellowship. She continued to make regular trips to Cornwall and was included in the Tate Exhibition ‘St Ives, 1939-1964’, where she showed work alongside artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost.