Mary Skempton was a British artist particularly known for her wood engravings. Skempton was born in 1913. She was a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Skempton worked for some time as a bookbinder, a practice for which she was held in high regard. The artist designed the cover of the journal Géotechnique in 1948. Skempton was also an accomplished painter, producing several still life studies of flowers alongside landscape studies exploring life in the coastal town of Mevagissey in Cornwall. The artist died in 1993.