Letchworth Rewind: Sir Ebenezer Howard founder of the Garden City Movement

By Layth Yousif

23rd Jan 2022 | Local Features

Letchworth Rewind: Sir Ebenezer Howard founder of the Garden City Movement. PICTURE: Sir Ebenezer Howard, founder of the Garden City Movement by Clare Winsten CREDIT: North Herts Museum
Letchworth Rewind: Sir Ebenezer Howard founder of the Garden City Movement. PICTURE: Sir Ebenezer Howard, founder of the Garden City Movement by Clare Winsten CREDIT: North Herts Museum

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Here's a piece on an oil painting portrait of Sir Ebenezer Howard, founder of the Garden City Movement, by Clare Winsten, featured at the brilliant North Herts Museum.

The portrait was exhibited at the Fourth Exhibition of Welwyn Garden City Art Club between 24 September-20 October 1927 and was probably painted by Clare during a sitting with Howard in early 1927. Ebenezer Howard died on 1 May 1928 in Welwyn, his second garden city.

The artist Clare Winsten was the only female member of the 'Whitechapel Boys' group of artists and poets. Born Clara Birnberg she and her husband Stephen Weinstein, another Whitechapel Boy, adopted the married name Winsten with Clara also taking the name Clare.

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