Poole, Monica (1921–2003)

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Poole, Monica (1921–2003)

English wood engraver. Born May 20, 1921, in Canterbury, England; died Aug 3, 2003; attended Thanet School of Art; studied under John Farleigh at Central School of Arts and Crafts; m. Alistair Small (engineer), 1952 (died (1969).

Celebrated for her intense images of organic form, converted roots, vegetation and stones into surreal wood engravings; illustrated her only book, Reginald Turner's Kent (1950); elected to Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (1967). The Ashmolean Museum held a major retrospective of her work (1993).

See also Monica Poole: Wood Engraver (Florin, 1984).

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