COLLER, Edward Henry

1875 - 1956

Born at South Hamlet, Gloucester on 15 June 1875, son of William Henry Coller, a coal merchant's managing clerk, and his wife Mary Ann née Wyman, who married at Gloucester in 1866. A draughtsman in the land valuation revenue office he married at Ipswich in 1902, Margaret Alice Haggar (20 August 1878-1961). In 1911, a 35 year old living at 58 Foxhall Road, Ipswich with 32 year old Alice and their two daughters, 6 year old Dorothy [q.v.] and 3 year old Marjorie Joan [q.v.], all born at Ipswich. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1906-1956 and was a regular exhibitor showing from 67 Corder Road, Ipswich in 1916 seven works 'Wimbledon Common', 'In the Cotswolds', 'The Severn at Wainlodes', 'Sketch', 'Rocks at Newquay', 'Willows' and 'Low Tide on the Severn', in 1923 nine works, watercolours 'The Rock Column', 'Oncombe Point, Exmouth', 'Ufford Meadows', 'The Stackyard', 'Spring Sketch', 'A Street in Painswick', 'A Cotswold Valley', 'A Farm in the Cotswolds' and a pen & colour drawing 'The Cliff' and in 1927 ten watercolours including 'Pin Mill', 'Constable's House, Flatford', 'Martlesham', 'The Orwell from Gainsborough Lane', 'A Spring Day, Barham', 'Martlesham Creek', 'Sketch at Kesgrave', 'The Deben near Woodbridge', 'Waldringfield' and 'Lower Ufford' and further six watercolours in 1932. In 1939, a surveyor of land & building estate and architect, still living at 67 Corder Road, Ipswich with his wife Margaret. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1944 sic works 'Felixstowe Ferry', 'Bluebell Wood', 'Near Lizard Head', 'Low Tide, Newquay', 'Woodbridge' and 'Perth' and at the centenary exhibition of the Club in 1974 two of his watercolours were on display 'Rheidol Valley from Rheidol Falls Station' and 'River Orwell from Freston'. The late Queen Mary was a purchaser of his pictures. He died at Ipswich in 1956.