Edward Frank Gillett

1874 - 1927

United Kingdom Gillett was born in Worlingham in Suffolk and was the son of the Rev Jesse Gillett of Aldeby. He was educated at Gresham's in Holt, Norfolk and at the age of sixteen he left school to work as a clerk for the Committee of Lloyds in the City. In 1896 he gave up his job to pursue a career as a full time artist and worked as an illustrator for the Daily Graphic, Black & White and the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society and Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours where he was elected a full member in 1909. He was also a member of the Langham Sketch Club. He lived in London before moving back to Aldeby in 1916.