Margaret Lindsay Williams blue plaque in Barry

Margaret Lindsay Williams 1888-1960 artist and portrait painter lived here

Margaret Lindsay Williams (1888–1960) was a Welsh artist who was commissioned to paint portraits of royalty and American presidents.She was born in Cardiff, the elder of two daughters of Samuel A. Williams, a shipbroker of Barry Docks. For some years, from the age of 9, she lived in 9 Windsor Road, Barry. She always regarded Barry as her home, despite her work taking her to London. Her funeral took place in Windsor Road Congregational Church and she is buried in Barry Cemetery.She is best known as a portrait painter and was commissioned to paint portraits of Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, at least five portraits of the present Queen Elizabeth II, President Warren Harding, Henry Ford, and Field Marshal Slim.Margaret Lindsay Williams was commemorated at an event in Barry Memorial Hall on Saturday 21 November 2009, when Pride In Barry announced it was placing a Blue Plaque on 9 Windsor Road.

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