Records tagged with Keywords: painter

Agnes Annabel Kidston


Annabel Kidston (1896-1981) was born in Helensburgh. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, under Greiffenhagen and Forrester Wilson and at the Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks and Wilson Steer. She became a wood engraver, etcher and painter.

She moved to St Andrews and became the first president of the Art Committee of that town. She was also a founder member of the St Andrews Preservation Trust.

She lived at 21 Market Street, St Andrews, close to the site of the court which was named after her.

She died in 1981 in North Berwick.

Jo Grimond recalled her thus:

Jo Grimond's St Andrews, Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1992
page 65
St Andrews Through Time by Helen Cook

Maggie Keswick Jencks

Other names: 
Margaret Keswick, Mrs Charles Alexander Jencks
10th October 1941 - 8th July 1995

Margaret, who was known as Maggie, was born at Cowhill Tower near Dumfries on 10th October 1941, only child of Sir John Henry Keswick and Clare Mary Alice Elwes (married 17.01.1940 at Westminster Cathedral). She was brought up in Scotland and the Far East where her father was part of the Scottish business empire, Jardine, Matheson & Company. Maggie read English at Oxford, after attending school in Woldingham, Surrey.

Maggie was...

Maggie Keswick
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres Maggie's centres: how one woman's vision is changing cancer treatment
Observer/Guardian article by Amy Powell Yeates
Travelling the Distance
link from the Scottish Parliament website

Elizabeth Blackadder

Dame (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); RA (Royal Academy; RSA (Royal Scottish Academy)
Other names: 
Elizabeth Violet Blackadder; Mrs John Houston
Born 1931

Elizabeth Violet Blackadder was born in Falkirk in 1931. She went to school there and studied and taught at Edinburgh College of Art. In 1956 she married Scottish Painter John Houston (1 April 1930 – 27 September 2008).

She was appointed an Order of the British Empire in 1982 and promoted to Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2003.
In 2001 she was appointed Her Majesty’s Painter and Limner in Scotland. She holds four honorary doctorates by four universities.

Elizabeth Blackadder
Biography page

Phoebe Anna Traquair

Other names: 
nee Moss
1852 – August 4 1936
Illustration of Phobe Anna Traquair
Image of Phoebe Anna Traquair from The Great Tapestry of Scotland
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