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Leila Locke (Leila Elizabeth Chaplin) was born on 27 April, 1936 in England, is an artist. Discover Leila Locke's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

Popular As Leila Elizabeth Chaplin
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Age 56 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 27 April 1936
Birthday 27 April
Birthplace England
Date of death (1992-04-11) A hospital in Barbados
Died Place N/A
Nationality Guyana

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Her husband is Donald Locke (1958-1970s)

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Children Hew Locke (born 1959) - Jonathan Locke (born 196) and Corrine Locke (born 1964)

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Early 1990s – Set up the Timehri Ceramics Studio.


1989 – Was part of group exhibition "Themes and Variations" mounted at the National Museum in Barbados, sponsored by the Guyana/Barbados Association. This exhibition travelled to England in 1990 and was shown at the St.Albans Annual Caribbean Festival, the Commonwealth Institute London, and the Guyana High Commission London.


1988 – Was featured artist in group exhibition "60 Years of Women Artists in Guyana" at Umana Yana, Georgetown.


Locke produced public artworks such as a ceramic bust of Forbes Burnham in Kitty, Georgetown (circa 1986), four tiled panels at the Burial Place of President Burnham, and murals at the Critchlow Labour College and The Royal Bank of Baroda (1970).


1985 – Received the AA (The Golden Arrow of Achievement) for her work in the arts.


1984 – Became Production Manager at the WRSM (Women's Revolutionary Socialist Movement) owned Vanceram Tableware factory.


1976 - Exhibited in the Carifesta Jamaica '76 "Contemporary Art in Guyana" exhibition.


1975–79 – Seconded to work with George Henry Associates on the production of locally produced glazed tiles for the swimming pool of President Forbes Burnham.


1973 – Solo exhibition at The John F Kennedy Library.


1972 - Exhibited in the official Carifesta Guyana '72 "International Art Exhibition".


1971 – Illustrated "My Lovely Native Land: An Anthology of Guyana" by Elma and A. J. Seymour, with a cover by Aubrey Williams.


Elfrieda Bissember (later Director of Castellani House, Guyana, Guyana's National Art Gallery) wrote of her paintings: "It is a record of a contemplative moment, complete in its details of unassuming but essential elements of any Guyanese life....There is a delicacy and unity of colour in the artist's handling of paint, and she has created a scene of great simplicity, warmth and directness...harmoniously designed in its unassuming details within this framed glimpse of a local backyard...thoughtful and limpid". From the mid 1970s she produced paintings that were a complete departure from her earlier work: non-representational, bright, abstract patterns and motifs, one of which was a strong recurring motif of a stylised Amerindian man with sun-ray markings around the head.

She wrote about an occasion in the 1970s, following her divorce:


1968 – Two person show with Judy Drayton at The John F Kennedy Library.


1967 – Her first solo exhibition at The John F Kennedy Library, titled "Paintings 1966-1967".

1967 – Was part of group exhibition at the Chase Manhattan Bank.

1967–71 – Illustrated five children's reading books written by Beryl Gilroy, "The Green and Gold Readers", published by Longmans specifically for Guyana, showing local scenes and modelled on local children.


1965 – Locke exhibited four works as part of The Guyana Week Art Exhibition at the National Museum, one of which, "Claudette Reading", won the Burnham Gold Medal and was her first to enter the National Collection.

1965 – Contributed illustrations to New World magazine.


Locke cited Bonnard, Gauguin and Piero della Francesca as strong influences in her work. In the mid 1960s she produced paintings that are now referred to as her 'Kitty phase', after the Kitty district in which she lived. For some of these she would approach strangers and ask to paint their backyards. She recorded the varying activities and sights of local life.

late 1960s – With Agnes Jones, curated international children's art exhibition at Bishops High School, Georgetown. Contained work from children of many countries and a section of work by naive artists.


Leila Elizabeth Locke (née Chaplin, 27 April 1936 – 11 April 1992) was a Guyanese artist. Born in England, she lived in Georgetown, Guyana, from 1958 until her death, taking out Guyanese citizenship in the early 1970s.

Leila Chaplin was born on 27 April 1936 in London, and was raised in Dartington, Devon. In 1957 she obtained a Diploma in Art Education from Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, specialising in painting, sculpture and pottery. She often returned to teaching in various schools in the UK and Guyana thereafter. At Corsham she had met sculptor Donald Locke. She travelled to Guyana to marry him in 1958 and in 1959 they moved to Edinburgh, while Donald studied at Edinburgh School of Art for four years. She had three children with Donald Locke: Hew Locke (born 1959), Jonathan Locke (born 1962) and Corrine Locke (born 1964). The couple divorced in the late 1970s. She died on 11 April 1992 in a hospital on Barbados.