COLLYER, Mildred Helen

1872 - 1955

Mildred Helen Collyer, was born at Falkenham, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 5 May 1872, eldest of the two daughters of Revd Daniel Collyer (1848-1924), clergyman of the Church of England, and his wife Helen Augusta née Preston (1848-1924), who married at Westminster in June 1871 and were both born and died in the same years. In 1881, Daniel and his wife were living at Castle Acre Vicarage, Norfolk but Mildred cannot be found but in 1891, Mildred was a 19 year old student, living at 89 Warwick Road, Kensington, London. In 1911, Mildred was a 39 year old artist painter, living at Wymondham Vicarage, Norfolk with her parents, 62 year old Daniel, the local vicar, and 63 year old Helen Augusta with two indoor servants. A flower, portrait and figure painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1914, a watercolour 'Dawn' a dancing girl, her portraits at Brook Street Art Gallery, London in 1922 and in 1933 at Cumberland House, Portsmouth, a linocut 'Canterbury Bells'. She also exhibited at the International Society, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery, Redfern Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and Royal Miniature Society. A member of the Woodpecker Art Club, later named the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, 1910-1911 from Wymondham and from London, also a member of Ipswich Art Club 1923-1924 from Octogon House, Mill Lane, Dedham, Essex and again 1930-1934 but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939, an unmarried retired artist, living at Willows, Dedham, Essex where she died on 18 March 1955, aged 82, she was unmarried. She was the author, with E. Patrick Dampier, of 'When we Wake' (1937).

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