HARRIS, Violet Adele Georgina

1882 - 1979

Born at Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk on 30 August and baptised 29 September 1882, daughter of James Edward Harris, a colonel in the Royal Artillary, and his wife Rose Harriet Theodosia née Meade, who married on the Isle of Wight in 1880. In 1901 an 18 year old living at The Cedars, Alderton, Suffolk with her parents, 62 year old James, born Sharnford, Leicestershire and 50 year old Rose, born at St Peter Port, Guernsey, and three siblings, two born at Bury St Edmunds and the youngest, 15 year old Theodora, born at Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1905-1907 exhibiting from The Cedars, Alderton, near Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1905 two oils 'The Pink Cloak' and 'Thee' and three watercolours 'On London Roofs', 'Evening off Harwich' and 'The Drift, Hollesley Marshes' and in 1907 she exhibited from The Shade, Sharnford, Hinckley an oil 'The Wood in April'. She also exhibited at Birmingham Royal Society of Artists and the Society of Women Artists 1905-1923 from The Cedars, Alderton. In 1939 living at Pound Cottage, Pound Lane, Stratford St Mary, Ipswich and she died in North Buckinghamshire in 1979, she was unmarried.