Scottish Art in the 1920s Lecture

I will be giving a free lecture to accompany the exhibition Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s at the City Art Centre, Edinburgh.

Dorothy Johnstone (1892-1980), Marguerites, 1912
Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture, Edinburgh (c) Artist’s Estate

It is called ‘Proposed and Seconded: The Royal Scottish Academy Nomination Books of the 1920s‘ and will take place at the City Art Centre at 2pm on Thursday 13 May 2021. It is free, but booking is essential.

The 1920s Nomination Books for membership of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture provide a unique insight into the Scottish art world of the decade. This talk will focus on the women artists proposed and seconded for election by male allies, including Dorothy Johnstone (1892-1980, see above), Cecile Walton (1891-1956) and John Duncan (1866-1945).

Keen to find about more about Johnstone and Walton before then? You can read about the former in my blog ‘The Work of Art‘ and about the latter in my ‘Loved Ones in the Fleming Collection‘ feature.

The Bright Shadows exhibition will run from 12 September 2020 until 6 June 2021.

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