© the artist's estate. Photo credit: 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)