Kate Bunce
(1856-1927)

woman, artist, poet, and painter

Died aged 71

Kate Elizabeth Bunce (25 August 1856 – 24 December 1927) was an English painter and poet associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. The daughter of John Thackray Bunce – a patron of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and editor of the Birmingham Post during its Liberal heyday – Bunce was born in Birmingham and educated at home. She studied at the Birmingham School of Art in the 1880s, first exhibiting artworks with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1874 and with the Royal Academy from 1887. She was elected as an associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1888 and many of her works were displayed in a number of Birmingham churches.

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Kate Elizabeth Bunce (1856-1927) Prominent Birmingham artist of the Arts & Crafts Movement who, with her sister, Myra, created a fine reredos for a chapel in this church.

St Alban's Church, Conybere Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they created an artwork