Vivienne (1889-1982), Photographer, miniaturist, singer, wife of Ernest Entwistle
Artist of 202 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 print, 1949
vintage bromide print, 1950-1956
vintage bromide print, 1950s
On display at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, UK in the exhibition 'Tickling Jock: Comedy Greats from Sir Harry Lauder to Billy Connolly'