Muriel COLDWELL was a Slade student from 1897, but had been a pupil artist in St Ives the previous year. Her home was in Kingsland Grove, Shrewsbury, and she appears to have exhibited at Birmingham and SWA until about 1905 under her maiden name. In 1910 she and Arthur BURGESS, whom she had met in St Ives in her summer student days, married, and continued to keep up with the Cornish circle of friends they had made. Both later joined STISA.
The correspondence between Coldwell and Burgess during their separations before marriage, provide vivid pictures of student life in St Ives, which Tovey brings to publication in his social history of the colony (2009). Her photo appears on p239, together with one of her future husband, Arthur Burgess.
RA 1914, 1917
Green (2002) Posing the Model
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and St Ives (pp158 & 317)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash
(2009) St Ives: Social History