COLE, Elsie Vera

1885 - 1967

Elsie Vera Cole, was born at Braintree, Essex on 27 July 1885, daughter of Revd William Johnson Cole (1853-1935), a congregational minister, and his wife Ellen née Homes, who married at Wrentham, Suffolk in 1884. Elsie studied at the Norwich School of Art at the Technical Institute at St George's Bridge Street 1908-1910 and were she exhibited in 1909, but in 1911, was a 23 year old art student, living at The Avenue, Braintree with her parents, 58 year old William and 57 year old Ellen, with a sibling sister, 20 year old Hilda Mary. A painter, etcher and engraver, she was also a student at the Chelmsford Art School where she exhibited in 1911 also exhibited at the Woodpecker Art Club (now The Norwich Art Circle) in 1926 and at the Ipswich Art Club in 1933, from 3 Claremont Road, Norwich, an etching 'Elm Hill, Norwich'. In 1938 she exhibited some pastels of Bighasco, Switzerland at the Braintree Institute also at the Great Canfield Artists' Scociety in Essex. In 1939, an art mistress, still living at 13 Claremont Road, Norwich with a housekeeper, Ethel Cowling. The author of 'Norwich: A Sketch Book' (c.1920). Elsie, of 13 Claremont Road, Norwich, died at Scole Lodge Nursing Home, Diss, Norfolk on 2 January 1967, aged 81.

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