Aitken, Janet Macdonald

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Aitken, Janet Macdonald

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1873-1941

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Born in Glasgow, Janet Aitken was the daughter of lithographer Robert Thomson Aitken of the firm Aitken & Fairy of 177 West George Street. Studying at the Glasgow School of Art from 1887 to 1902 she then went on to Atelier Colarossi's in Paris and then Spain where she produced many lively and colourful sketches. As a portrait, landscape and watercolour artist she was a member of the Women's Instructional Art Club and Glasgow Society of Lady Artists from about 1893, winning their Lauder Award in 1928 and 1937, on both occassions for watercolours. Her watercolours were principally of Ayrshire where she later came to live. She also produced art metalwork and was a member of the Scottish Guild of Handicraft.

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Sources

McEwan, Peter J M, Dictionary of Scottish Art & Architecture

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