Gertrude Des Clayes (1879-1949)
She was born in Aberdeen and studied at the Bushey School of Art and at the Académie Julian in Paris with Tony Robert-Fleury and Jules Lefebvre.
She lived in London from 1906 to 1912 and received a medal from the French Salon in 1909. In 1911, she became a member of the National Portrait Society (founded in 1910).
Des Clayes moved to Montreal in 1912. In 1914, she was named to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. One of her portraits appeared in The Fine Arts in Canada (1925) by Newton MacTavish. She returned to England in 1936.
She exhibited at the Beaux Arts Gallery; Baillie Gallery; Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Royal Academy & elsewhere.