Audrey Cruddas (1911-1978)

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Born in Johannesburg and educated in England at the Royal Academy Schools, Cruddas enjoyed a successful career as a theatre designer, principally for the Old Vic, Royal Shakespeare Company and Covent Garden.

She retired to Great Bardfield in the 1950s to concentrate on her painting.  She worked primarily in watercolour, displaying the same attention to detail to design, as was evident in her work for the stage.

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