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Barbara Collingwood (1887-1961)


Barbara Collingwood (1887-1961) was a sculptor from the Lake District. Born at Cartmell Fell in 1887, she was the daughter of the artist William Gershom Collingwood (1854-1932) and Edith Mary 'Dorrie' Isaac. Initially she was educated at home by her mother, later at Cope’s School of Art in South Kensington, and the University of Reading, before speding time in Paris studying sculpture.[1]  She went on to become a successful sculptor. Barbara carved a bust of John Ruskin, the noted art critic and social reformer in 1919 to mark the centenary of Ruskin’s birth. Around 1920, based at at the family home at Lanehead in Coniston, Barbara Collingwood carved the war memorials at Coniston, Hawkshead and Otley, which were designed by her father.[2] In 1925, Barbara married Oscar Gnosspelius, a civil engineer and pioneering aviator who designed, built and tested hydroplanes on Windermere. They had one daughter, Janet.[3]

People in History War Memorial War Memorial, Hawkshead W. G. Collingwood (1854 - 1932)
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Letters sent from Barbara Gnosspelius, née Collingwood (1887-1961)
- In the W. G. Collingwood (1854-1932) family archive, held in the Cardiff University Archives, digital version c/o JISC Archives Hub.

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Coniston War Memorial
- "....Coniston War Memorial was carved by [William Gershom] Collingwood's daughter Barbara at the family home at Lanehead, Coniston as recorded in his diary in 1920. Less is known of ...

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Barbara Collingwood ​& Oscar Gnosspelius
- "Barbara, Gershom and Dorrie’s second child, was born in 1887, just one year after her sister. Like Dora, she was educated at home by her mother, later at Cope ...

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