Anna Zinkeisen was a painter born in Scotland 1901. She won a scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools from Harrow School of Art, and in 1920 and 1921 she won the Landseer Award. She later worked for Wedgwood as a ceramics designer. With her sister Doris, Anna contributed murals to the passenger liners the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth. She later specialised in pathological and clinical drawing and during the Second World War she worked in the mornings in the casualty ward at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, and painted in a disused operating theatre in the afternoons.