COWELL, George James

1861 - 1933

Born at Heydon, a small village on the Essex/Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire borders, in 1861, son of John Cowell, a grocer, and his wife Rosetta. In 1871, a 10 year old living at Heydon, Essex with his parents, 37 year old John and 33 year old Rosetta, and his five siblings. He married at Paddington, London in 1897, Eva Ayerst [Cowell q.v.] after which they moved to Ulcombe, Farnham Road, Snape, Suffolk. In 1900, an artist and in 1901 described at ‘sculptor’ when his 32 year old wife as an ‘artist’. He exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, New Gallery and the Royal Academy from 1886. He was still at Snape in 1904 but by 1908 had moved to Old Cottage, Thorpeness, Leiston, Suffolk and was stiil there in 1911. Still at Thorpeness in 1916 and he died at Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1933, aged 71.

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