Monica Poole, Etcher and Engraver

Monica Poole (1921-2003) was born in Canterbury, Kent and was introduced to wood-engraving by Geoffrey Wales at Thanet School of Art, Margate in 1938.  From 1945-1948 she studied at the Central School of Art, London and encountered wood engravers Noel Rooke and John Farleigh.  She exhibited regularly with the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers and was also a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and Art Workers Guild.  Her work was shown in a retrospective exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in 1993.