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Joyce Himsworth

Full name: Joyce Rosemary Himsworth
Gender: Female
Born: August 19, 1905 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Great Britain
Died: April 1989 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions


As a youth, British artist Joyce Himsworth worked with her silversmith father, Joseph Beeston Himsworth, making small spoons and items of jewelry. She went on to study at the Sheffield School of Art, focusing on jewelry manufacture and enameling. She also taught at art colleges in Rotherham and Chesterfield. Throughout her career, she responded to a variety of influences that were fashionable at the time. She worked mainly as a silversmith, working mostly on commission in her own studio.

Himsworth’s stylistic influences were far reaching and included Egyptian and Celtic design. A trip with her father in 1934 to the Soviet Union appeared to have had a lasting impression on her. She was also heavily involved politically, was particularly interested in Russian Communism, and was a member of the British Peace Committee.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 42 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Applied Arts Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Painting, Applied Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 42 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Silver Trophy – handwrought Silver with Gold and Topaz – Lignum Vitae Base
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