Anne Redpath (1895-1965) is widely recognised as the doyenne of post-World War Two Scottish painting. She is renowned for joyously coloured still-lifes and interiors which reveal her pleasure in beautiful objects and the decoration of her home. Regular foreign travel provided stimulating subject matter, including for landscape paintings which were included in frequent solo and group exhibitions.
Redpath occupied a central position within the Scottish art world, not least as the first female painter to be elected a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy and as a popular hostess in her New Town flat, where she lived between 1952 until her death in 1965. This talk will celebrate her professional success as well as her friendships with other leading modern Scottish artists, including William Gillies, David McClure and Robin Philipson.
EDFAS, which stands for the Edinburgh Decorative and Fine Arts Society, was founded in 1970. Its aims are the advancement of arts education and appreciation, as well as the preservation of artistic heritage for the benefit of the public. The Society Lecture is their most important fundraising event of the year.
Alice joined Lyon & Turnbull last year after over twenty years at the National Galleries of Scotland. Whilst there, she was responsible for the landmark exhibition and publication Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965, in which Anne Redpath was included.
Lyon & Turnbull is delighted to be sponsoring Queen of Edinburgh: Anne Redpath and her Circle.
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