GIBB, Elizabeth Rosa

1883 - 1972

Elizabeth Rosa Gibb was born at Ipswich on 13 March 1883, only daughter and fifth child of Alexander Gibb (1842-6 June 1925), a bank director, and his wife Jessie Violet née Coghill (c.1840-21 December 1927), who married at Wick, Caithness, Scotland on 31 August 1871. They then moved to Ipswich where her father was the manager of Bacon, Cobbold later named Capital & Counties Bank and now Lloyds. In 1891 Elizabeth was a 7-year-old, living at Bank House, 13 Cornhill, Ipswich with her parents, 49-year-old Alexander and 48-year-old Jessie, both born in Scotland and her four siblings, William Alexander 18, Anderson 16, Owen Thornton 14 and David George 10, all born in Ipswich. Elizabeth was educated at Ipswich High School for Girls and was a member of their 'Decorative Club', and at the Ipswich School of Art winning a commendation from South Kensington School of Art in 1908. In 1911, Elizabeth was a 27-year-old art student, still living with her parents at Cornhill, Ipswich. As Rosa Gibb, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1911-1935 and in her early years was a regular exhibitor, in 1914 she exhibited two book illustrations, in 1915 a further four illustrations 'Story Time', 'Out for a Stroll', 'Preparing for the Ball' and 'Borrowed Plumes' and in 1921 exhibited an etching 'S'nice'. In 1921 an art teacher living at 26 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich with her parents and by 1939, an art teacher, living at 9 Holly Road, Ipswich. Elizabeth Rosa Gibb died at 9 Broughton Road, Ipswich on 6 June 1972, she was unmarried and was variously known as Rosa, Rose also as Gibbs.