Kate Elizabeth Bunce (British painter) 1856 - 1927
Kate Elizabeth Bunce was an English painter and poet associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. Her earliest known work is The Sitting Room (1887), and in 1893 Bunce was one of the artists invited to contribute murals to hang in Birmingham Town Hall. Her work became increasingly influences by Burne-Jones, Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites, and was characterised by strong figure drawing and a clear use of colour. Later in her life she painted a series of decorative pices in churches, often alongside metalwork by her sister Myra Bunce. Bunce lived all of her life in Edgbaston and died unmarried.