British artist Anna Airy was born on June 6, 1882 in London, England. Airy was educated at the Slade School of Fine Art. She was a trailblazer of her time being one of the first women artists to become an officially commissioned war artist in 1918. In her career she became a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers. The painting above was painted in 1937 and was exhibited at the Royal Academy. Airy passed away in 1964.