Madeline Green was born in Paddington, London in December 1884. Her parents, Frederick and Emily Green, had a son and four daughters. The family moved to Silsoe Villa, 40 The Mall, Ealing, following the death of Madeline’s paternal Grandfather. The family lived comfortably at Silsoe Villa with servants and a governess for the children. From the age of nine Madeline attended Princess Helena College in Eaton Rise, Ealing with her sisters. She was nearly 22 when she began studying at The Royal Academy of Arts in London on the 31 July 1906. She passed into her second “term” in 1909 and left the Academy in July 1911. During this period students did not graduate, they merely completed their studies. Green continued to live at home whilst at college, and on completion of her studies remained living and working in Ealing. For some while she had a studio at 51 The Mall, on the corner of Northcote Road.