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Marjorie Naylor

(1909-1985)
Notable Women Walk
In 1932 Marjorie Naylor had taken over and continued the Nelson School of Painting in Hugh Scott's studio.  She was involved in the Nelson Suter Art Society for many years and exhibited in the gallery and had a studio in her home in Bridge Street Nelson next to the Suburban Bus Co. house still standing that is now Wills jeweller as at 2009.

(1909-1985)

Notable Women Walk

Photo of Marjorie Naylor standing among pieces of art. In 1932 Marjorie Naylor had taken over and continued the Nelson School of Painting in Hugh Scott's studio.  She was involved in the Nelson Suter Art Society for many years and exhibited in the gallery and had a studio in her home in Bridge Street Nelson next to the Suburban Bus Co. house still standing that is now Wills jeweller as at 2009.

Miss Naylor became well known for her portraits and landscapes, with her works in the permanent collection of the Suter Art Gallery as well as throughout New Zealand and overseas. The director of the Suter Art Gallery at the time of her death described Marjorie as a shy, retiring person, a meticulous individual and one liked by many people.

Image: Jan 1963, Courtesy Nelson Provincial Museum, Geoffrey C Wood Collection, L4450fr1

Burial records

Marjorie Eleanor F buried ashes 1 February 1985 along with Mary Naylor and Francis and Mary Browne and William and Mary Rogers.

Headstone transcription

In Loving memory of Francis Philip Browne died Aug 5th 1889, aged 39 years. Also his wife Mary Ellen Browne died 2 Feb 1931 aged 73 years. Also of Mary Rogers died Dec 14 1902 aged 78 years. And William Henry Rogers, husband of the above died June 30th 1907 aged 84 years. Also of Mary Eleanor Naylor died July 15th 1957. In Loving Memory of Marjorie Eleanor  Froom NAYLOR died January 30th 1985 aged 76 years.

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