Mary Banham (born 1922) is a well-known painter, printmaker and writer. In 1946 she married Peter Rayner Banham (1922-1988) an important English architectural critic and writer. Mary Banham was involved with the Independent Group in the 1950s and edited with Bevis Hillier the book ‘Tonic to the Nation: Festival of Britain, 1951’, which was published in 1976. Her output as an artist was mainly in printmaking. Later in life she went to Barcelona to study printing and printmaking and attained an MA in those subjects at the age of 72. On her return to England, Mary Banham turned to painting and she produced some large works in acrylics at her then studio near to Ely in Cambridgeshire. She has since returned to live in north London.