WELLS, Edith

1881 - 1968

Edith Marian Wells, was born on 11 March 1881. As Mrs E. M. Wells, she exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society in 1933 from Warren Hill Woodbridge, Suffolk, two works an oil 'The Old Tide Mill' and a watercolour 'The Creek Bridge, Walberswick'. In 1939, a married woman on 'private means', living at 12 Warren Hill, Woodbridge, the home of former Southwold solicitor Ernest Read Cooper (1865-1948) and his family. After the Second World War, Edith became a regular exhibitor from 'Firlee', 15 Moorfield Road, Woodbridge, in 1950 showing a miniature 'Portrait of a Girl'; in 1951 two works 'The Heronry, near Walberswick' and 'Grief', in 1953 'A Spanish Lady' and 'Ancient House, Bermuda' and in 1955 a crayon drawing of a girl. In 1960 she exhibited two watercolours 'Ancient Oak and Keeper's Cottage' and 'The Town Clerk', in 1961 two pictures, one in 1963, two in 1964 'Well Earned Rest' and 'The Quiet Listener' with a final exhibit the following year. She died at 15 Moorfield Road, Woodbridge on 20 December 1968.