Fay Pomerance (née Levy) was born into a Jewish family in Birmingham in 1912 (her father, Sol Levy, was the founder of the Scala Cinema chain) and trained at the Birmingham School of Art from 1928-33. After graduating, she worked as a freelance commercial artist and began to participate in group exhibitions, particularly, the Sheffield Society of Artists of which she became a member. She had her first solo exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1949, followed by others in London at the Leicester, the Molton and the Redfern Galleries, as well as participating in group shows at the Archer Gallery, London (1952), Sheffield University, Library Gallery (1962) and the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (1963). In the 1940s, as prominent members of the Sheffield Ango-Jewish community, she and her husband Ben (whom she had married in 1936), encouraged local Jewish community support for German-Jewish refugee painter Erich Wolsfeld, resulting in his commission to paint Dorothy Stone (on loan to Ben Uri Collection). She also participated in numerous exhibitions at Ben Uri from 1951-81, with a solo exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and woodcarvings in 1972. A retrospective exhibition of her work was held at St Mary's College, Durham in 1999 and a memorial exhibition, The Theme of Redemption, was held at Durham Cathedral in 2004. Fay Pomerance died in Bristol in 2001.