Winifred Asten RI, RE

1876 - 1964

Winifred Maria Louise Austen (1876 -1964) was an illustrator, painter, etcher and aquatint engraver. Born in Ramsgate, Kent, in 1876. She was a student of Mrs. Jopling-Rowe and Mr. C. E. Swan. Austen was a member of the Society of Women Artists, London.

Her favourite subjects were wild animals, and she was successful in the illustration of books. At the Royal Academy in 1903, she exhibited "The Day of Reckoning.. Austen was described as having great talent with the rare gift of sympathy for the animal world.