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 (c.1840-21 December 1927) née Coghill, 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 Capital & Counties Bank and now Lloyds, and 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. 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 in 1908. In 1911, Elizabeth was a 27 year old art student, still living with her parents at Cornhill, Ipswich. As Rosat 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 1939, an art teacher, living at 9 Holly Road, Ipswich and she died at 9 Broughton Road, Ipswich on 6 June 1972, she was unmarried and was variously known as Rosa, Rose also as Gibbs.