Alexander, Ann Dunlop

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Alexander, Ann Dunlop

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Ann Dunlop Alexander was born on 16th March 1896, the daughter of Robert Alexander, a school master. She was a pupil at Glasgow High School and attended The Glasgow School of Art as a day student between 1915 and 1919, taking classes in life drawing and drawing and painting, including classes in drawing animals and costumes. She was an able student and was awarded the Robert Hart bursary of £10 in 1917, and gained her Diploma from The Glasgow School of Art in 1919. She worked in a variety of different media producing black and white drawings, water colours, lino prints and wood cuts. She was an exhibitor on many occasions at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts between 1917 and 1965, with works influenced by literature, in particular Tennyson and the legend of King Arthur and also works depicting Scottish scenes. Her work was also frequently exhibited around the same period at The Royal Scottish Academy.

Sources: Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J McEwan; The Dictionary of British Women Artists by Sara Grey; The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibitors 1826-1990, Charles Baile de Laperriere; The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1861-1989, Roger Billcliffe

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