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Margaret Pilkington (1891–1974) by Sir Stanley Spencer, 1953 © The Estate of Stanley Spencer 2010. All rights reserved DACS; collection Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


Pilkington, Margaret (1891–1974), wood-engraver and philanthropist, was born on 25 November 1891 in Clifton, near Manchester, the elder of the two daughters of Lawrence Pilkington (1855–1941), co-founder of the Pilkington Tile Company, and his wife, Mary (Mollie) Gavin Stevenson (d. 1942). After a private education at ...