Monica Poole (1921 – 2003)
Monica Poole was a British wood-engraver. Her work is dominated by scenes and elements from the Kent countryside, where she spent much of life. She focused on producing wood engravings for most of her artistic life, being inspired by John Farleigh’s course on illustrating, that revealed and nurtured her talent for wood-engraving.
Poole’s work is popular with private collectors and also features in public collections, such as the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the V&A, the British Museum and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.