Valerie Thornton

Etcher and painter, born in London. Was married to the artist Michael Chase, curator of the Minories Art Gallery, Colchester.

Studied at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art, 1950-3, and then in Paris.

In the 1970s she did a series of etchings of East Anglian churches, later finding her inspiration in Romanesque churches in Italy, France and Spain.

Examples were exhibited widely internationally and are to be found in many collections, including Victoria & Albert Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

She lived at Chelsworth, Suffolk.

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  • S.Euphemia. Spoleto. 1985. etching and aquatint, H55 W34 cm.

  • Valerie Thornton, Esco. Etching Print - Edition 33/50. H26 W36cm. Signed - 1982.