STUDENTS OF HOSPITALFIELD


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STUDENTS OF HOSPITALFIELD

PEGGY BEARDMORE    Book Number: 92218    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled 'Education and Inspiration in 20th Century Scottish Art', this is the first dedicated study of the fascinating transformation of a private home into an art college. For over half a century, the Scottish art schools sent their most promising painters to Hospitalfield in Arbroath. Living in the turreted sandstone manor house that was the ancestral home of the Fraser family, this community of young artists studied, exchanged ideas, and found inspiration in the surrounding Scottish landscape. Featuring unpublished archive material alongside paintings, drawings and prints from public and private collections, this well illustrated book reveals new connections between an insight into the work of well-known Scottish artists such as James Cowie, Joan Eardley, Ian McKenzie Smith and Gwen Hardie, as well as introducing the innovative work of their contemporaries. Here are harbour paintings, the Canadian artillery in action 1918, the famous and very beautiful Sir James Guthrie?s 'A Hind's Daughter?, with the young child holding a sharp knife as she cuts cabbages in the field, and Arthur Melville's A Cabbage Garden 1887, farm cottages, salmon nets drying plus portraits and self-portraits and more abstract designs for us to make our own conclusions from this rare collection. There are excerpts from newly recorded oral history interviews which give voice to the personal meaning of the Hospitalfield experience to countless artists and their careers. 140 large pages in softback.
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ISBN 9781911408239
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