Ursula McCannell

Ursula McCannell ARCA WICA (d. 2015)

Ursula McCannell was the only child to the painter Otway McCannell, former head of Farnham School of Art. At the age of 13 she showed at the Wertheim Gallery and had her first major exhibition at the Redfern Gallery in London when she was sixteen, which led to her being elected the youngest member of the Woman’s International Art Society and the youngest exhibitor at both the New English Art Club and the Royal Academy (1940).

Ursula McCannell studied at the Farnnham Art School, benefiting from her father’s enthusiasm and discipline. She attended the Royal College of Art where she met Peter Rees Roberts whom she later married. In the succeeding years she had numerous one man shows at prestigious, leading galleries and important group shows including: Royal Academy, Leicester Galleries (London) – ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’, Leger Gallery (London) the London Group and the New English Art Club.

Her work is held in many private and public collections including the Contemporary Arts Society and Manchester City Art Gallery.


Children in the Farmyard
Oil on Board
30 x 30 inches

Women with Doves and Cat 1982
Oil on Board
36 x 36 inches

Woman In Hat c2000
Oil on Canvas
17 x 13 inches

Windswept c1981
Oil on Board
30 x 36 inches

Sheep on a Desolate Shore c2004
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30 inches

Ruin c1980
Oil on Board
8 x 8 inches

The Road to the Farm c1990
Oil on Canvas
14 x 18 inches

Red Landscape 1978
Oil on Canvas
8 x 10 inches

Portrait of a Girl c1985
Oil on Canvas
11.5 x 11.5 inches

Michael Cadman c1942
Pencil Drawing
5 x 6 inches

Man With Guitar c1957
Ink and Wash
5.5 x 6 inches

Man on step c1980
Oil on Board
18 x 16 inches

Magician c1953
Pen and Ink Drawing
6.5 x 14 inches

Magic Flute 1970/80s
Oil on Board
30 x 30 inches

In Connemara 1980
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 inches

Girl With the White Flowers c1981
Oil on Board
18.5 x 20.5 inches

A Farm in Dingle c1990
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 inches

Dylan, Maisie and the Donkey
Oil on Board
30 x 35 inches

Cows by the Farmhouse 1977
Oil and Linen
16 x 16 inches

Caseys II c1990
Oil on Board
12 x 11.5 inches