COWAN, Mabel Grace

1897 - 1992

Mabel Grace Cowan, was born at Woolwich, London on 23 July 1897, daughter of Scottish born James Cowan, a colonel in the Indian Army, and his wife Lillian Anna née [?]. In 1901, Mabel was a 3 year old, living at 50 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, London with her siblings, 5 year old Lillian Maud who was born in India and 1 year old Helen Margaret, born at Woolwich, being cared for by four indoor servants, her parents are absent. In 1939, a landscape artist, living at 'St Kilda', West View, Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, Devon with her parents, James (14 March 1865-1940), now a director of Boyant Carton Company, and Lillian Anna (born 13 November 1865), and siblings Helen Margaret (28 April 1899-1976), a SR Nurse in Cairo, and Phyllis Augusta M. (24 July 1905-1986), late hotel manageress. Mabel was a member of the Society of Women Artists and exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 159 Cromwell Road, London SW5 in 1923, a watercolour 'Pontetresa, Italy' and a pen & colour drawing 'Convent School, Sanderstead, Surrey' she also exhibited a watercolour at the Royal Academy in 1923 'In South Kensington Museum'. Mabel died at 108 Cooden Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex on 24 June 1992, she was unmarried.

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