Jessica Hayllar

Jessica Hayllar interiors and still life
Jessica Hayllar interiors and still life

Jessica Hayllar, a British painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focused largely on interiors and domestic scenes, and later in her career, on florals.

Like her four sisters, Hayllar was tought by her father, James Hayllar, who was a painter of portraits, landscape and genre subjects. Jessica took painting to heart with more dedication than her sisters, though her sister Edith also successfully exhibited.

Jessica Hayllar’s work was less academically restrained than that of her father. Her interiors and florals are often bathed in sunlight from windows and doors that open to yards and gardens. Her floral still life subjects usually featured visually appealing pottery and often included more of the room interior than typical still life arrangements.