Redpath, Anne (1895-1965)

(1895-1965)Anne Redpath, the daughter of a Scottish tweed designer who helped to foster her interest in pattern, was born in 1895 and died in 1965. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1913-19) where she was awarded a travelling scholarship (1919) and visited Brussels, Bruges, Paris, Florence and Siena, taking a particular interest in Italian fourteenth century painting. After marrying an architect, James Beattie Michie in 1920 she moved to France, where she lived until 1934. Until 1950 Redpath painted mostly still lifes, such as The Indian Rug (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland) and Scottish landscapes. After this date she began to paint scenes of Mediterranean life based on her travels, adopting more vigorous brushwork and more intense colours.

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