Wed – Sun, 11am – 4pm
This two-hour lecture by art historian and Berwick Educational Association lecturer Professor Maria Chester will examine the life and work of Anne Redpath, one of the most important Scottish artists of the 20th century.
Anne Redpath spent half of her life in France where she became a mother and matured her style by observing her surroundings and keeping close contact with her fellow Scottish and French artists. She and her husband returned to Britain after the Great Depression, where they parted company. Life in Hawick was difficult for her and her three sons. Once in Edinburgh, she became a well-known and well-established local artist. She enjoyed life and going out for dinner wearing fabulous hats! Anne was deeply interested in politics and world affairs. She was a fantastic host in her Edinburgh New Town flat, almost like the famous French salonnières: her place became a meeting point for artists and bohemians.
All are welcome and no previous knowledge is assumed.