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Mary 'Betty' Newmarsh Woolcock
Mary Ladler

Hendon, United Kingdom
Died 2004 (aged 89–90)
Coombe, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Known for Illustration

Mary 'Betty' Newmarsh Woolcock née Ladler (1914–2004) was an English artist and illustrator, most notable for her illustrations in books written by Enid Blyton.

Life and work

Betty Ladler was born in Hendon, Middlesex in 1914. She was a prolific illustrator predominantly of children's books for the publisher Blackie & Son LTD. Most of her life was spent in England but she travelled extensively and drew images taken from life in the Middle and Far East and the Swiss Alps. Her home was in the village of Coombe, near Wooton under Edge, South Gloucestershire where she died in 2004.


She exhibited Saloon Bar at the Royal Academy in 1944, Flower Study in 1945 and Flowers in Sunlight in 1947.

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