Kate Elizabeth Bunce (1856-1927) was an English painter and poet associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. Born in Birmingham, she studied at the Birmingham School of Art in the 1880s, first exhibiting artworks with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1874 and with the Royal Academy from 1887. She was elected as an associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1888 and many of her works were displayed in a number of Birmingham churches.
Her initial style was that of the Birmingham School, where she was a prizewinning student during the 1880s. Her work became increasingly influenced by Burne-Jones, Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites, and was characterised by strong figure drawing and a clear use of colour.
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