FROST, Minnie Pemberton

1864 - 1951

Minnie Pemberton Frost, was born at Ipswich on 20 October 1864, daughter of Isaac Frost, a grocer, and his wife Elizabeth née Smith, who married at Ipswich in 1844. In 1871, a 6 year old, living at 11 High Street, Ipswich with her parents, 61 year old Isaac and 46 year old Elizabeth, with her five siblings, Frederick King 26, Mary Elizabeth 24, Kate Hannah 12, Harry Percival 8 and Lily Jackson 3, all born in Ipswich, but her father died later that year. She studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art in 1878 receiving her certificate in perspective and from where she exhibited at the South Kensington Museum of Art in 1884 and in June 1883 when studying at Ipswich High School received her matriculation certificate from the University of London. They were still living at 11 High Street in 1881 and by 1891, Minnie was a 26 year old artist, living at 'Wanley', [7] Walm Lane, Willesden, Middlesex with her widowed mother, and Minnie's 23 year old sister Lillie. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1887-1890 but had exhibited from 104 Haverstock Hill, London in 1885 two works, an oil 'A Brown Study' and a watercolour 'Old Timbers' and exhibited from Willesden in 1888, 'A Gleaner' and 'The Old Pilot Boat on the Orwell'. She also exhibited in December 1892 at the Royal British Artists Society 'Fiddle and I', a portrait study of a young lady in a blue dress and brown cloak. The Frost's were still living at Walne Lane in 1901 but in 1911 she was one of the many patients in 'The Home of the Holy Rood', Stoke Abbot Road, Worthing, Sussex. In 1939, a 'mental patient' at the Private Mental Home, Battle, Sussex. She died at 84 Lower Park Road, Hastings on 28 July 1951, aged 87, leaving the then substantial sum of 65,000, she was unmarried.