Artist biography

Scottish painter. She was the daughter of a Scottish tweed designer who helped to foster her interest in pattern. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1913–19) where she won a travelling scholarship (1919) and visited Brussels, Bruges, Paris, Florence and Siena, taking a particular interest in Italian 14th-century painting. After marrying an architect, James Beattie Michie (1891–1959), in 1920, she moved to France, where she lived until 1934. Until 1950 Redpath painted mostly still-lifes, such as The Indian Rug (c. 1942; Edinburgh, N.G. Mod. A.), and Scottish landscapes. After this date she began to paint scenes of Mediterranean life, such as The Poppy Field (c. 1963; London, Tate), based on her travels, adopting more vigorous brushwork and more intense colours.

Bibliography
Anne Redpath: Memorial Exhibition (exh. cat., ed. T. Mullaly; ACGB, Scottish Committee, 1965)

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