COLE, Elsie Vera

1885 - 1967

Elsie Vera Cole was born at Braintree, Essex on 27 July 1885, daughter of Revd William Johnson Cole (1852-19 March 1935), a congregational minister, and his wife Ellen Homes (1853-9 December 1933), eldest daughter of the late Frederick James Homes of St Petersburg, who married at Beccles Congregational Church, Suffolk on 31 July 1884. Elsie was educated at Milton Mount College, Gravesend and studied at the Norwich School of Art and at the Norwich Technical Instute at St George's Bridge Street 1908-1910 and where she exhibited in 1909 and was also a student at the Chelmsford Art School where she exhibited in 1911. In 1911, a 23-year-old art student, living at The Avenue, Braintree with her parents, 58-year-old William and 57-year-old Ellen, with a sibling sister, 20-year-old Hilda Mary. A painter in oil and pastel, etcher, and engraver and Art mistress at Norwich School of Art 1919-1941 and exhibited at the Woodpecker Sketch Club (now The Norwich Art Circle) in 1926 and at the Ipswich Art Club in 1933, from 13 Claremont Road, Norwich, an etching 'Elm Hill, Norwich'. In 1938 she exhibited some pastels of Bignasco, Switzerland at the Braintree Institute also at the Great Canfield Artists' Society in Essex. In 1939, an art mistress, still living at 13 Claremont Road, Norwich with a housekeeper, Ethel Cowling. The author of 'Norwich: A Sketch Book' (c.1920). Elsie Vera Cole, of 13 Claremont Road, Norwich, died at Scole Lodge Nursing Home, Diss, Norfolk on 2 January 1967, aged 81, she was unmarried. She signed her works 'Elsie V. Cole'.

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