DREW, Gwendoline Louise

1899 - 1978

Gwendoline Louise Drew, was born at Ipswich on 23 January 1899, daughter of Mark Herbert Drew, a railway porter, and his wife Martha née Buckingham, who married at Gislingham, Suffolk in 1890. In 1901, a 2 year old, living at 29 Croft Street, Ipswich with her parents, 30 year old Mark and 33 year old Martha, with her four siblings, Herbert John R. 10, born Bacton, Suffolk, Albert Victor Buckingham 8, Algernon Louis 6, and Muriel Violet Ellen 4, all born at Ipswich. She married at Ipswich in 1921, Maurice Percival Bowman (1897-1973), but painted under her maiden name. In 1939, living at 66 School Lane, Catton, Norwich with her son Herbert Bowman (born 20 July 1926), her husband was away in the Armed Forces. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists. She died at Kelf House, 74 Constitution Hill, Norwich on 28 May 1978.