Frances Elizabeth ELLIS

Frances Elizabeth ELLIS
1884
1968

The youngest of a family of six boys and three girls in Penpols, Hayle (her mother had died when she was seven), the artist attended the Lionel Lea Townley BIRCH for several years during 1905-8.

She was a prolific and talented painter, showing particular skill in portraiture, but had to give up painting soon after 1908 due to family demands at home.  During the First World War she served as a VAD.

media

Painter of portraits and landscapes

works and access

Works include: Gwithian; St Michael's Mount; Girl in a Pink Bonnet; Fisherman

exhibitions

Penlee House, Penzance Women Artists in Cornwall 2002

references

Green (2002) Posing the Model (illus)

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall