Barker, Cicely Mary
- Stacy Gillis
Barker, Cicely Mary (1895–1973), artist and writer, was born on 28 June 1895 at West Croydon, Surrey, the daughter of Walter Barker (1866–1912), a seed merchant, and his wife, Mary, née Oswald (1869–1960). Barker suffered from epilepsy and was a frail child, spending much of her youth housebound. She showed an early talent for drawing, encouraged by her father's talent for wood-carving, and, in 1908, enrolled in the ...