Vivienne (1889-1982), Photographer, miniaturist, singer; wife of Ernest Entwistle
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 208 portraits
(Mrs Florence Entwistle). Florence Vivienne Mellish first trained and performed as a singer. On marriage to Ernest Entwistle, an artist, she took up a sussessful career as a miniaturist. She began her photographic career in 1934 assisting her husband and son, Antony Beauchamp. When the latter left to set up his own studio she adopted the name Vivienne and opened her own studio photographing inter alia five successive prime ministers. Other portraits are collected in her autobiography They Came to My Studio (1956).
vintage bromide print, 1950-1956