Doris Clare Zinkeisen
Doris Clare Zinkeisen was born in Scotland on 31 July 1898. Painter and stage designer with her sister Anna, Doris Zinkeisen was an established figure on the artistic scene from the 1920s. She worked on several films some which were to become classics, among them was the 1933 film version of Noel Coward's operetta, Bitter Sweet and the 1934 Nell Gwyn's, Peg of Old Drury.
In 1935, Zinkeisen was commissioned by John Brown and Company Shipbuilders of Clydebank to paint the murals in the Verandah Grill of the famous ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary.
Her most popular works were of society portraits, horse paintings and murals of regency scenes. A member of the Royal Academy, Doris received the Silver Medal from the Paris Salon. She died in 1991 at the of 93.