Blum Books

The Clay of Ourselves
Collected Poems Volume II

By June Treister

Foreword by Adrian Dannatt

Category : Poetry
Format : Paperback
ISBN : 978-0-9927822-1-4
Size : 143 x 202mm
Pages : 180
with 24 colour illustrations
Publishing date: April 2016
Publisher : Blum Books

Cover image: Still Life, June Treister, 1942. Back cover image: Axat Willd Boar Still Life, June Treister 2015

The Clay of Ourselves
will include a series of drawings, illustrated below, made between 2013-15

June Treister (née June Mary Scott) was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1927, daughter of Alice Joyce Lay and Basil Keeble Scott, grocer and provision merchant, whose father was headmaster of Wortham School. Although artistic she was unable to follow art as a career and entered the secretarial profession, first working in the Public Health Department of the East Suffolk County Council and afterwards the HQ of the Eastern Electricity Board. During WWII she was a member of the Girls Nautical Training Corps. In 1951 she moved to London taking a position as secretary to Maksymilian Treister who she later married, working with him as a company director in his electronics firm until their retirement in 2005. She has two children, a daughter Suzanne, an artist and a son Richard, a photographer. She lives in London.

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