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Evelyn Monnington (fl 1930 to 1970)

Evelyn Janet Hunt [also known as Evelyn Janet Monnington] was born on 12 May 1914 and trained as an artist at the Royal College of Art in London. She subsequently worked as a painter and as a textile designer, including for the Heals department store in London. During World War Two, Hunt was employed as personal assistant to the artist Walter Thomas (Tom) Mornington [later Sir Walter Thomas Monnington] in the Camouflage Department of the War Ministry.  In 1942-44 she also served as a volunteer canal 'boatman' for the Department of War Transport. In December 1947, following the death of his first wife, the artist Winifred Knights (1899-1947) earlier that year, she married Monnington. She died in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in January 2001.We are grateful to Chris Mees for assistance.