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Margaret Lindsay Williams worked for most of her life in London , but she was deeply committed to Wales and Welsh art. She was close to leaders of the national revival before World War I , when she portrayed Welsh topics as in her series of watercolours, ‘ Maidens of Llyn-y-fan ’. She enthusiastically supported the National Eisteddfod , and W. Goscombe John (see above) was one of her friends. It is appropriate that Sir O. M. Edwards ( DWB , 192-3) should be among the considerable number of Welshmen portrayed by her. It was she who created the image of him which remains in the minds of the public to the present day in the portait which she painted 26 yrs. after his death. Margaret Lindsay Williams was a member of the South Wales Art Society , the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion and the Gorsedd of Bards . Examples of her work are at the National Museum of Wales and in private and public collections throughout south Wales . She d. 4 June 1960 .
Peter Lord, Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001