MILLER, Philippa [Pippa] Ruth

1905 - 2006

Born at Oulton Broad, Suffolk on 10 January 1905, daughter of Frederick Miller [q.v.], yacht builder & engineer, and his wife Susan Beckham née Goff, who married at Lowestoft in 1904. In 1911, a 6 year old living at Ingleboro, Oulton Broad with her parents, 47 year old Frederick and 33 year old Susan, with her sibling brother newly born Martin Edgar. She studied at Lowestoft School of Art and exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1924 from Old Mill House, Oulton Broad and the 1929 Lowestoft Town Guide carried a Pippa Miller painting on its cover. In 1930 she moved to Sprowston, Norwich from where she was a member of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1933-1976. She taught art and craft at what eventually became Blyth-Jex comprehensive school at Norwich and in 1939 a secondary school teacher living at 34 Patricia Road, Norwich. A painter with the Broads as her great love and celebrated her centenary year with two popular exhibitions in Norwih Cathedral. She died at Norwich on 16 May 2006, she was unmarried. Her work 'An Artist's War' was exhibited in Norwich Cathedral in January 2005 to mark her centenary, and a second exhibition featured her remarkable Broadland watercolours which were painted primarily in the first half of the last century.




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