JOHNSON, Alice

1867 - 1952

Born at Cambridge in 1867, eldest child of Oliver William Johnson, a colliery agent, and his wife, Elizabeth née Thompson, who married at Easton, Lincolnshire in 1865. They came to Ipswich in 1880 and in 1881, 13 year old Alice was living at 78 Victoria Street, Ipswich with her parents, 39 year old Oliver, now a coal merchant born Kilbury, Worcestershir, and 36 year old Elizabeth born Easton, Lincolnshire, with six siblings, Frank 11, Montagu 9, Oliver 6, Kate 4, Harry 2, all born in Cambridgeshire and newly born Lawrence, born at Ipswich, they went on to have two more children Elizabeth and Ralph. Alice studied at Ipswich School of Science and Art and in 1901, was a 33 year old artist painter living at 'Parkside' Murray Road, Ipswich with her parents and five siblings. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1901-1909 and exhibited from Parkside, Murray Road, Ipswich in 1900 an oil 'Roses' and in 1901 five oil paintings three entitled 'Roses' and 'Wallflowers', 'Pansies'. In 1902 she exhibited from 101 Fore Street, Ipswich three paintings 'Yellow Chrysanthemums', 'Wallflowers' and 'Roses' and in 1905 from Oxford House, 224 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich two oils 'Roses' and 'Apples' and her last exhibits were in 1909 when she had on show 'La France-Roses' and had been a regular exhibitor of flowers. By 1911 Alice had departed when father Oliver and his wife were living at 204 Felixstowe Road Ipswich with their married daughter Elizabeth [Smith]. She died at Ipswich in 1952.