Frances Bessie Burlison

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Frances Bessie Burlison
Born(1875-05-02)2 May 1875
Died12 January 1974(1974-01-12) (aged 98)
Known forsculptor, graphic artist

Frances Bessie Burlison (2 May 1875 – 12 January 1974) was an English sculptor, graphic artist, and interior designer.

Burlison was born St. Pancras, London, on 2 May 1875. She was daughter of John Burlison, of Burlison and Grylls,[1] and Elizabeth Sarah Grylls, sister of his partner Thomas Grylls. She was educated initially by a governess and then at the Slade School of Fine Art.[2]

Her first exhibited works were presented with The Society of Lady Artists in 1898.[3] Other works include the war memorial at Beaumont College[4] and the reredos at Our Lady, Ramsey.[5]


  1. ^ "Miss Frances Bessie Burlison – Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851–1951". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Modernist Journals Project". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Art Exhibitions". The Times. 2 February 1898.
  4. ^ "War Memorials". The Tablet: 24. 19 November 1921.
  5. ^ Cain, Charles. A Story of Devotion. Isle of Man: Friends of Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Maughold. p. 12.

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