JOHNSON, Phyllis Dorothy

1899 - 1968

As Phyllis Dorothy Cobbald, she was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 12 October 1899, and baptised at Akenham near Ipswich on 11 April 1900, second youngest of the eleven surviving of the twelve children of Arthur Henry Cobbald, a farmer, and his wife Eliza née Twinn, who married at Linton, Cambridgeshire in 1879. In 1911, an 11 year old, living at Eldo Farm, Bury St Edmund's with her parents, 60 year old Arthur and 51 year old Eliza, with four of her siblings, Betty 23 and Ada 16 both born at Claydon, Arthur 13 born Akenham and Martin 6 born Bury St Edmund's. Phyllis married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1926, Albert Estcourt Johnson (14 September 1895-3 April 1988), an engineering director, and in 1939, they were living at 'Fairways', 216 Rushmere Road, Ipswich. A full member of the Ipswich Art Club 1954-1967 and exhibited from Fairways, 216 Rushmere Road, Ipswich in 1954, two watercolours 'Flower Piece' and 'Looking up the River' and two flower miniatures, in 1955 an oil 'Flower Study' two miniatures and a watercolour 'Flower Study' and in 1956 an oil 'Flower Study' two miniatures and a watercolour 'Amaryllis Belladonna' and regularly exhibited. In 1960 she displayed three watercolours 'Peonies', 'Iris Styloa' and 'Leaves and Lichen' and in 1963 she had two oils on show 'Rendlesham, Winter' and 'Roses' and last exhibited in 1967 an oil 'Killarney'. She died at 216 Rushmere Road, Ipswich on 18 March 1968, aged 67[sic].