COE, Alfred

1860 - 1949

Alfred Coe was born at Litcham, Swaffham, Norfolk on 1 March 1860, son of George Coe, a tea dealer, and his wife Susan. His father moved his business to Bridge Street, Downham Market where, in 1881, Alfred was a cabinet maker. Alfred then came to Ipswich and in 1891 married Bessie Thurston Parsons (7 July 1868-1952) and lived at 17 Carr Street, Ipswich carrying on his business as a cabinet maker & decorator. A painter in oil and sometimes in watercolour and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1905-1948 exhibiting in 1894 from Bond Street, Ipswich ‘Flower Paintings in Oils’. A prolific exhibitor showing over 200 works between 1905 and 1948, most of local views and still life flowers including from 49 Christchurch Street, Ipswich, in 1915 'Barn Interior', 'Stocks', 'Flower Study', 'Garden Path', 'Thistles', 'Back of the Farm', 'Pigs', 'Back of the House' and 'Oat Field' others included ‘A Sketch-Dedham’ (1905), ‘Sweet Peas’, ‘Violets’ and ‘Cromer Cliffs’ (all 1927). In 1901, a 41 year old cabinet maker living at 41 Christchurch Street, Ipswich with his 32 year old wife Bessie and 9 year old daughter, Nellie Elizabeth Dorothy and had moved to 49 Christchurch Street by 1911. In 1939, still a cabinet maker at 49 Christchurch Street, Ipswich with his wife Bessie, and still exhibited at the Art Club in 1937 six oils 'Autumn Flowers', 'A Break in the Clouds', 'The Gipping, near Needham Market', 'River Ouse, Denver Sluice', 'From the Garden' and 'Epping Forest' in 1942-1944 he exhibited six works each year. He died at Ipswich in 1949, aged 89.




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