Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place image


PUBLISHER: National Galleries of Scotland
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781911054023
RRP: £19.95
PAGES: 120
PUBLICATION DATE: December 15, 2016


Joan Eardley: A Sense of Place

By (author) Patrick Elliott; By (author) Anne Galstro

Joan Eardley’s career lasted barely fifteen years: she died in 1963, aged just forty-two. During that time she concentrated on two very different themes: the extraordinarily candid paintings of children in the Townhead area of Glasgow; and paintings of the fishing village of Catterline, just south of Aberdeen, with its leaden skies and wild sea. These two contrasting strands are the focus of this book, which looks in detail at her working process. It draws on a remarkable archive of sketches and photographs which remains largely unknown and unpublished. It also features many works from public and private collections, allowing the viewer to trace specific developments between the photographs, the drawings and the finished paintings.

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