Joan Eardley Talk for the Hunterian

I am looking forward to giving the free on-line talk ‘Collecting Joan Eardley‘ for the Hunterian Art Gallery on 11 March 2022.

Joan Eardley (1921-63), Glasgow Close (recto) and A Cottage by the Sea (verso), 1960, oil on canvas
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow (c) The Estate of Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley Centenary

Joan Eardley (1921-63) is one of Britain’s leading twentieth-century artists. Born in Sussex in 1921, she trained at Glasgow School of Art and Hospitalfield College of Art, Arbroath. The centenary of her birth was celebrated last year with a plethora of displays, talks and a major publication. These activities were supported by SWARN, the Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network, of which I am a member.

Joan Eardley (1921-63), The Cornfield, c.1960, oil on canvas
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow; (c) The Estate of Joan Eardley

Celebrating Joan Eardley

My talk accompanies the second instalment of the display ‘Celebrating Joan Eardley‘, which runs at the Hunterian until 8 May 2022. This focuses on the artist’s paintings in Glasgow University’s collection, which include the double-sided Glasgow Close / A Cottage by the Sea and The Cornfield, both above. I will discuss the life-time and posthumous collecting of Eardley’s work by public collections throughout the UK, from the Highlands to Hampshire. For further information and to book a free ticket please follow this link.

A related post about collecting Joan Eardley can be found here, this one sheds light on SWARN and its activities and I list events in which I am involved on this page.

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