GIBB, Elizabeth Rosa

1883 - 1972

Born at Ipswich on 13 March 1883, only daughter and fifth child of Alexander Gibb, a bank director, and his wife Jessie Violet née Coghill, who married at Wick, Caithness, Scotland on 31 August 1871. They then moved to Ipswich where her father was the manager of a bank and in 1891 Elizabeth was a 7 year old living at Bank House, 13 Cornhill, Ipswich with her parents, 49 year old Alexander and 48 year old Jessie, both born in Scotland and her four siblings, all born in Ipswich. In 1911 Elizabeth was a 27 year old art student still living with her parents at Cornhill, Ipswich and as Rosa Gibb was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1911-1935 and in her early years a regular exhibitor, in 1914 she exhibited two book illustrations, in 1915 a further four book illustrations 'Story Time', 'Out for a Stroll', 'Preparing for the Ball' and 'Borrowed Plumes' and in 1921 exhibited an etching 'S'nice'. In 1939 an art teacher living at 9 Holly Road, Ipswich and she died at Ipswich in 1972, she was unmarried and was variously known as Rosa, Rose and as Gibbs.