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Alderman Burden, Dressed in the Robes of a Baron of the Cinque Ports
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Alderman Burden, Dressed in the Robes of a Baron of the Cinque Ports 1953

Philip William Cole (1884–1964)

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Painter, stained glass artist and metalworker, born at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. After attending King’s College, London, Cole went to Hastings School of Art and the Royal College of Art, 1909–13. He exhibited RA, RBA, Paris Salon and provincial galleries. Was a member of the Art Workers’ Guild. Viscount Montgomery and Sir Winston Churchill were among recipients of silver presentation caskets made by Cole, who also completed a number of memorials and stained glass windows in East Sussex churches, notably at East Dean and Bexhill. Lived at Fairlight, Sussex.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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