Montlake, Eli

Key Information

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Montlake, Eli

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1923-1992

History

Eli Montlake, born in 1923, was an artist and sculptor from Giffnock in Glasgow. He studied at The Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s and 1940s. His father changed the family name of Mundlak to Montlake in Glasgow where Eli, short for Elijah, was born and grew up. His talent was recognised vey early and he attended The Glasgow School of Art and later art school in London when he stayed with his uncle and cousins.

His wartime Glasgow art circle included refugee artists like Josef Herman and Jankel Adler, and talented locals like Robert Frame and Helen Biggar, some of whom joined him in London when he moved there permanently. They exhibited as the New Scottish Group at the Edinburgh Festival in 1947; and as the Gorbals Artists when Glasgow Unity brought their famous production of The Gorbals Story (1946) to London in 1948. On 11 October 1948, Eli Montlake married Helen Biggar at Wandsworth register office in London, however she died five years later in 1953. In 1955 he married Irene Crooks at the Chelsea Registry Office in London. He later moved to Ibiza and lived there for the rest of his life. He died aged 69 on August the 11th 1992 and is buried in Ibiza.

Some information provided by a private researcher.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Biggar, Helen Manson (1909-1953)

Identifier of the related entity

P394

Category of the relationship

family

Type of relationship

Biggar, Helen Manson is the spouse of Montlake, Eli

Dates of the relationship

?

Description of relationship

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Processing information

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard