Joan Eardley (1921 – 1963)
Born in Sussex, Joan Eardley studied at Goldsmith’s and Glasgow School of Art from 1940 to 1943 and in 1947 at Hospitalfield under James Cowie.
From 1950’s Eardley’s output divides between work depicting the townscape and children of depressed urban Glasgow from her studio in Townhead and powerful landscapes and seascapes from her cottage at Catterline, in Kincardineshire.
In 1955 Eardley became an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and in 1963 she was elected a full member of the academy.
Eardley is still considered to be one of the most influential female Scottish painters of her generation.
An exhibition of Eardley’s work will be shown at The Portland Gallery in Spring 2013 coinciding with the forthcoming release of the new monograph by Christopher Andreae.