Elsie March (3 October 1884 – 1974) was an English sculptor and one of eight artists in her family. She was born in Kingston upon Hull, England, and her father was employed as a seed crusher foreman (oil miller) in Yorkshire. The family had moved by 1901 to Battersea in London, where her father worked as a builder's clerk.
She was the seventh of nine children, eight of whom became artists. Three of them were sculptors, Sydney, Elsie, and Vernon. The other five artist siblings were Edward, Percival, Frederick, Dudley and Walter. The ninth sibling was her sister Eva Blenkin March. Both of their parents died in 1904.
Elsie March began her artistic training at the Battersea Polytechnic School of Art, where she studied painting and metalwork. She later went on to study sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools.
After completing her studies, she worked as a sculptor and metalworker. more...
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