Alice Bertha Moreton (née Tippin; 23 March 1901 – 6 January 1977) was an English sculptor, draughtsman, and artist from Liverpool, England.
Alice Betha Moreton
Alice was originally self-taught, experimenting with art and sculpture in the years following her departure from Bootle Secondary School. Alice then spent a few years at the Bootle School of Art, before training at the Liverpool School of Art. Following this, she studied at the prestigious Royal Academy Schools (1924 – 1928), where she exhibited many times. In her time there, she was taught by Sir William Reid Dick, George Frampton and Ernest Jackson.
Alice was most active as a sculptor and artist between 1924 and 1936, working from London and mainland Europe, as well as from her home town Liverpool.
Alice was born in Walton, Liverpool, daughter of David Tippin (a builder and contractor). Her hobbies included riding, swimming and dancing. She married John Moreton in Walton. Over her life, Alice suffered a progressive loss of hearing. She was operated on, but this operation had detrimental effects. Her gravestone is in Willaston.
Her brother-in-law’s wife’s father, was Henry Tingle Wilde, the chief officer of the RMS Titanic, whose life ended on that fateful night under a cloud of controversy. Charlie Matthews, current Harlequins 2nd Row, is Alice’s great grandson.
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Annual Report from the Council of The Royal Academy to the General Assembly of Academicians for the Year 1927, 1928 Royal Academy Annual Reports; 1928; p. 38.
Royal Academy Exhibitors 1905-70: A Dictionary of Artists and their Work in the Summer Exhibitions of the Royal Academy of Arts, Vol. VI SHERR-ZUL; 1982; p. 146
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