Elsie Garrett Rice Biography

Elsie Garrett Rice

British

1869-1959

Biography

Elsie Garret Rice was born on April 25, 1869 at Walton on Trent, England to Mary Gray and Reverend John Fisher Garrett. was listed in the 1891 census as an artist living as a visitor in Epsom, Surrey, England. She had studied at the Slade School of Art, London before teaching at Bedales. She and her twin brother, John Herbert Garrett, had been baptised in Elton, Derbyshire and she went to boarding school in West Bromwich, Staffordshire. The 1891 census shows her as a "visitor" in the home of Marion Withers in Epsom, Surry and her profession as artist. Elsie studied at the Slade School of Art, London before teaching at Bedales. She married Charles E. Rice and they had one son and one daughter: Lieutenant Edmund Gabriel Rice and Agnes "Rosemary" Hawthorne. In 1901 she is listed as married, living with her husband and children at Hampstead. Later she lived in South Africa where she illustrated Wild Flowers of The Cape of Good Hope. written by Robert Harold Compton.

Elsie Garrett Rice died in Cape Town, South Africa on July 2, 1959.