Biography for Estella Canziani
Artist. The daughter of the painter Louisa Starr (1845-1909) and Enrico Canziani (1848-1931), an Italian civil engineer.
A painter of portraits, landscapes, illustrator and decorator. Trained as an artist, studying first at the 'Copernicus', a Kensington school run by Sir Arthur Cope and Erskine Nicholl, then at the RA schools.
Painted scientific water colours in hospitals and made moulded splints and casts of abnormal cases during wartime. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, and in Liverpool, Milan, Venice and France. She was the author of 'Costume, Traditions and Songs of Savoy', and several other works about Italian folklore. She travelled extensively throughout Europe.