Ann Le Bas NEAC RE (1923-2020)


Ann Le Bas made line engravings and paintings which gained her the respect and admiration of her colleagues, being elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and the New English Art Club. She undertook various commissions which include the National Trust Foundation for Art, the Bishop of Bath & Wells and Royal Academy Graphics. A collection of her prints is included in the permanent collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Dept of Western Art) and she is represented in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Prints have also been bought by Exeter City museum, Southampton City Centre, the Royal Academy Archives, the National Trust and overseas including the USA and Australia.

She lived in Winsford on Exmoor, where she was a stalwart member of the community as well as being a dedicated artist with a zest for life and optimistic outlook.

Ann died on 4 January 2020 at the age of 96. Read our article remembering her life and work.


The New English (represented in, 2006) by Kenneth McConkey, ISBN 1903973988

Biographical Details

Studied at the City & Guilds of London Art School under Henry Wilkinson, A.R. Middleton Todd & Rodney Burn

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

Awarded certificate of Merit in Drawing, Painting & Engraving
Won the annual Drawing Prize 
Won the Annual Prize for Engraving (twice)

Other Society Memberships

Royal Society of Painter–Printmakers (RE), Art Workers’ Guild, Somerset Guild of Craftsmen