Eileen Anderton was born in Bradford in 1924 and lived at Keighley Road, Frizinghall. Her father was a local art teacher and between 1939-44 she is known to have studied at Bradford School of Art.
Eileen gained a high reputation for her miniature oil and watercolour paintings on a variety of materials, including ivory, fine vellum, parchment and Bristol board. She was made a member of the Royal Miniature Society in 1953.
She exhibited her work with the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and at Bradford Arts Club, where she was a member.
In 1986 she gained the Targo D’Oro Premio Italia for her miniature work that had previously been exhibited in London and West Yorkshire. In 1987, in honour of her Italian achievement, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Bill Nunn, awarded Miss Anderton with a gold plaque and certificate on behalf of the Accademia Italia.
(Additional biographical information and illustrations of her work would be welcomed)