CRANE, Doris Martha Alice

1911 - 1999

Doris Martha Alice Crane, was born at 29 St Luke's Road, Clapham, London on 20 February 1911, daughter of Sydney Charles Crane (21 February 1886-1962), a despatch foreman, and his wife Nancy Florence née Powell (27 March 1887-1970), who married at Wandsworth in 1910. Educated at Belmont House School, Clapham and St George's College, Red Lion Square, London and studied art with William Everett Gray (1892-1957), who worked in wood and ivory. In 1939, a telephonist, living at 46 Solon Road, Lambeth, London with her parents. A member of the Deben Art Club and she exhibited at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, where she became a member in 1958, also exhibiting at Royal Academy of Arts; Royal Scottish Academy and the Paris Salon. She lived at 6 Upperfield Drive, Old Felixstowe, Suffolk for many years. Doris died at Ipswich on 16 March 1999, she was unmarried.