Joan Warburton (1920-1996) was a well-known painter of landscapes, still lifes and interiors, who was associated with Cedric Morris and the Benton End School. She was born in Edinburgh and spent her formative years in Essex. Warburton attended finishing school in Belgium and studied art in the studio of Oswald Poreau in Brussels in 1936. On returning to East Anglia she attended the East Anglian School of Painting 1937-40 under Cedric Morris and Lett Haines. In 1945 she married the potter and teacher Peter O’Malley. Joan Warburton exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1946, and she also showed with the New English Art Club, WIAC, the Leicester Galleries, Michael Parkin Fine Art, Sally Hunter Fine Art, Foyles Gallery and elsewhere. Her work is held in a number of public collections.