Muriel COLDWELL

Muriel COLDWELL

Muriel COLDWELL was a Slade student from 1897, but had been a pupil artist in St Ives the previous year. Her home was in Kingsland Grove, Shrewsbury, and she appears to have exhibited at Birmingham and SWA until about 1905 under her maiden name. In 1910 she and Arthur BURGESS, whom she had met in St Ives in her summer student days, married, and continued to keep up with the Cornish circle of friends they had made. Both later joined STISA.

The correspondence between Coldwell and Burgess during their separations before marriage, provide vivid pictures of student life in St Ives, which Tovey brings to publication in his social history of the colony (2009).  Her photo appears on p239, together with one of her future husband, Arthur Burgess.

 

media

Painter

exhibitions

BIR

SWA

RA 1914, 1917

memberships

STISA 1934-36

references

Green (2002) Posing the Model

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and St Ives (pp158 & 317)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash

         (2009) St Ives: Social History