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Kingsborough, Lily Ethel (1870 - 1958)

Born
3 November 1870
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
21 March 1958
Occupation
Photographer

Summary

Lily Kingsborough was an amateur photographer who is best known for her studies of flowers.

Details

Lily Kingsborough was born in Adelaide, South Australia on 3 November 1870. Her father was John Kingsborough and her mother was Sarah Jeffrey.

Kingsborough's original inspiration to become a photographer is not currently known. She was to become an award winning amateur photographer, who was especially well known for her studies of flowers. Kingsborough participated in exhibitions held in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, and received many prizes for her work. Her photograph Almond Blossom was described by the press as 'nicely lighted, delightful in its simplicity and altogether charmingly rendered' (The Advertiser, 1902); it also received a medal at the Annual Exhibition of the South Australian Photographic Society in 1902. Kingsborough was award first prize for her photograph Marguerites at the Photographic Society of New South Wales exhibition in 1903.

Kingsborough died on 21 March 1958.

Events

1882
Exhibition and award - Lily Kingsborough's work featured in the Public Schools Floral and Industrial Society Exhibition. Location: South Australia.
1883
Exhibition and award - Lily Kingsborough's work featured in the Public Schools Floral and Industrial Society Exhibition. Location: South Australia.
1902
Exhibition - Lily Kingsborough's work featured in the Photographic Society.. Location: South Australia.
1903
Exhibition and prize for first place - Lily Kingsborough's work featured in the Photographic Society of New South Wales.
1905
Exhibition and awards - Lily Kingsborough's work featured in the Photographic Association of Victoria Exhibition.

Anne Maxwell (with Morfia Grondas and Lucy Van)

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