Amy Sawyer

Amy Sawyer (1863-1945) is a painter, illustrator, textile artist, and playwright. She was born in Sussex in June 1863. Sawyer studied at the Herkomer School of Art, Bushey. Between 1887 and 1910 she exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Royal Academy, the Society of Women Artists, Brighton, and the Paris Salon. Sawyer was central to the Art and Craft movement in Ditchling, Sussex.

Further Reading:

Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.

Houfe, Simon. “Sawyer, Amy 1887-1909[sic].” The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1981. 446. Print.

Sawyer, Amy. Sussex Village Plays, and others. Hove: Combridges, 1934. Print.

Illustrations by Amy Sawyer



Canyouny10 'Can you read this writing?'. The Heart of the World. 1st US Edition. 1895
Canyoulondon10 'Can you read this writing?'. The Heart of the World. 1st UK Edition. 1896
Forany266 For a moment he stood before her.. The Heart of the World. 1st US Edition. 1895
Ididny114 I did not so much as suffer my eyelids to tremble.. The Heart of the World. 1st US Edition. 1895

Ididlondon114 I did not so much as suffer my eyelids to tremble.. The Heart of the World. 1st UK Edition. 1896
Itisny209 'It is I, Zibalbay, your lord, come home.'. The Heart of the World. 1st US Edition. 1895
Itislondon209 'It is I, Zibalbay, your lord, come home.'. The Heart of the World. 1st UK Edition. 1896
Itwaslondon265 It was... Zibalbay,... come back from the boundaries of death.. The Heart of the World. 1st UK Edition. 1896

Mayanyfrontispiece Maya. The Heart of the World. 1st US Edition. 1895
Mayalondonfrontispiece Maya. The Heart of the World. 1st UK Edition. 1896
Nextcameny294 Next came Maya herself.. The Heart of the World. 1st US Edition. 1895
Ohthatlondon126 'Oh! that I were free to avenge you!'. The Heart of the World. 1st UK Edition. 1896