Boy’s Head

Joan Eardley (1921 - 1963)

Oil on board

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • About the artist
    Joan Eardley was born in Sussex but moved with her family to Glasgow in 1939. She studied briefly at Goldsmiths College in London (1938-1939), completing her studies at Glasgow School of Art (1940-1943). During 1948 and 1949 she visited Paris and Italy on a scholarship from the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1950 Eardley discovered the remote fishing village of Catterline, just south of Aberdeen in Scotland and began painting wild seascapes and cliff-top landscapes. For the rest of her life she divided her time between Catterline and Glasgow, where she painted the slums and tenements, as well as docksides and shipyards. Eardley was made an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1955 and was elected a full Academician in 1963
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  • Details
    Title
    Boy’s Head
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on board
    Dimensions
    height: 25.50 cm, width: 27.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parsons Gallery, February 1954
    Inscription
    bl: EARDLEY
    GAC number
    2659