Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Scottish artist: Anne Redpath

Anne Redpath (Scottish, 1895-1965)


Border Landscape

A Borders River Landscape, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh

Houses on the Hillside, Spain

The Poppy Field, c. 1963

 The Wayside Bar Oil on board

Still life with Michaelmas Daisies

Playa de San Cristobal

The Sitting Room

Anne Redpath OBE (1895–1967) was a Scottish artist whose vivid domestic still lifes are among her best-known works. Redpath's father was a tweed designer in the Scottish Borders. She saw a connection between his use of colour and her own. "I do with a spot of red or yellow in a harmony of grey, what my father did in his tweed." The Redpaths moved from Galashiels to Hawick when Anne was about six. After Hawick High School, she went to Edinburgh College of Art in 1913. Post-graduate study led to a scholarship which allowed her to travel on the Continent in 1919, visiting Bruges, Paris, Florence and Siena.