Dorothy Fitchew

1889 - 1975

Julia Dorothy Fitchew was born in Camberwell, the daughter of the illustrator and art editor, Edward Hubert Fitchew (1851-1934). Between 1911-1915 she exhibited a number of large and elaborate watercolours of Shakespearean and legendary subjects at the Royal Academy. She later worked as an illustrator, including a 1930 collaboration with Charles Folkard on an edition of nursery rhymes. In later years she increasingly specialised in natural history subjects and illustrations. The Natural History Museum, London, hold a collection of her work.