ARTISTS Bios and Information

Madge Williams

1903 – 1986

Suffolk artist & Illustrator.

Madge Williams is famous for her two themes of illustrations one theme being fairies in fun situations and the other of children having fun. Some refer to wartime situations ( looking for coupons) or a child in a homemade soapbox / car 

She was involved in the illustrations of numerous children’s books and must have made countless children happy. 

This is a selection of her books. 


Madge Williams, was born at Bristol on 17 February 1903, youngest child of Revd David Charles Williams, By 1911, Madge also known as Margaret, was an 8 year old, living at The Rectory, Holton, Halesworth, Suffolk with her parents, 40 year old David and 34 year old Marion,. In 1939 they were still at Holton St Peter church when Madge is described as ‘an artist’. A member of the Lowestoft Arts Centre. Madge Williams died at Clay Cottage, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk on 22 July 1986, she was unmarried. Her birth-name was Madge but was later referred to as Margaret.