COLLIER, Vanji

1918 - ?

As Anna E. Collier, she was born at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in 1918, her mother's maiden name was Grant-Duff. Using the first name of Vanji, a pupil at Summerhill School at Leiston, Suffolk. She exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club, from Seviss Lodge, Leiston in 1933, one work 'Weariness'. She married at St Pancras, London in 1940, Elvin Thorgerson (born 1920), of Norwegian descent, and their son was designer Storm Elvin Thorgerson (1944-2013) who was also educated at Summerhill. In 2014 Anna/Vanji was living at Cambridge.