South East has a population of around 16,771,000 and covers approximately 7,996 square miles. Here is a list of counties in South East: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex.
(Born 1938 in Leytonstone in London), Photography
Famous 20th century fashion and celebrity photographer
He was a journalist, writer of short stories, poet and broadcaster. His poem the Fox on a Barn Door is about his view of the countryside of Sussex.
(Born 1931 in Norwood in London), Art
Bridget Riley is a British artist who was born in Norwood, London. After attending Cheltenham Ladies' College, she studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art. She is known for her Optical Art, an abstract style which utilises optical effects to engage and stimulate the viewers senses. One of Britain's best known artists, her work appears in major collections around the world.
Derek Davis developed his ceramics, coming up with several innovative techniques. In 1994 he had an eye operation which afterwards left him unable to work with the pottery kiln, which was when he then started to focus on his painting.
She became a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1999, for her services to literature. Her well know early works include The Whispering Mountain and Black Hearts in Battersea. Over the year she has written, plays and poems, period and modern novels, supernatural and magic works, non-fiction and worked with illustrators on picture books.. In all she wrote more than a hundred piece, and readers of her works gained many new friends.
(Born 1924 in Deal in Kent), Poetry
Elizabeth Bartlett was a British poet. She worked for the health service and for the Home Care Service and it was in this environment that she was provided with material for some of her most emotive poems.
(Born 1917 in Amersham in Buckinghamshire), Sculpture
Known as having a distinguished career as a sculptress.
(Born 1915 in Hampstead in London), Fiction
Forest was a writer of books aimed at a young audience, you may as a child have read her most famous works about the Marlows.
Innes was a prolific novelist with around thirty titles to his name. He also wrote childrens books and non fiction on travel.
She was without doubt a very popular writer of fiction, Wesley had her last novel Part of the Furniture published in 1997 at age at age 85. It was about a girls life story moving to the West Country and finding her independence and not being just part of the furniture.
(Born 1911 in Ampfield in Hampshire), Fiction
Writer of the well loved and very popular Thomas the tank engine along with many other stories in the railway series of books. He is perhaps better known as the Reverend W. Awdry.
(Born 1910 in Finsbury Park in London), Dance
Dame Markova was a great ballerina and along with Sir Anton Dolin was a founder of the English National Ballet.
(Born 1907 in London), Nonfiction
A scholar and prolific author of works on Elizabethan, Shakespearean and other theatre.
(Born 1906 in Canning Town in London), Fiction
A prolific writer of romantic, historical and Gothic fiction with around 200 novels written under many pseudonyms.
(Born 1904 in Slinfold in West Sussex), Dance
Founder of the English National Ballet in South Kensington. He was a principal ballet dancer.
(Born 1904 in London), Photography
Famous British fashion photographer and award winning designer.
(Born 1903 in Epsom in Surrey), Painting
John Piper painted mainly landscapes and churches but was appointed as an official war artist from 1940-1942. His first painting of bomb damage was after the air raid that destroyed Coventry Cathedral.
(Born 1903 in Acton in London), Painting
Known particularly for his watercolours of the South Downs, he was a painter, designer, book illustrator, wood engraver and war artist.
(Born 1902 in London), Painting
Painter, who was part of the Surrealist Movement.
Noel Coward was an English playwright, actor, singer, composer and director. From his teens onwards he had more than 50 plays published, composed hundreds of songs, created musical theatre works and wrote poetry and short stories. A few examples of his plays are This Happy Breed, Blythe Spirit and Relative Values
As an illustrator, artist and author she is well known for her fantasy illustrations of fairies and flowers. Her first book was published in 1923 which was Flower Fairies of the Spring. As an artist her painting Christ Child, The Darling of the World Has Come was bought by Queen Mary. Also she designed a stained glass window for St.Edmunds Church, Pitlake.
(Born 1895 in Hackney in London), Painting
William Roberts, British artist, was a war artist and painted groups of figures and portraits.
(Born 1894 in Denham in Buckinghamshire), Painting
Ben Nicholson, British artist, painted landscapes and still life scenes and was known for his abstract pictures.
John Nash, British artist, painted landscapes and also worked as a wood-engraver and illustrator.
(Born 1892 in Cookham in Berkshire), Painting
Gilbert Spencer, British artist, painted landscapes, portraits and murals.