Anne Redpath was one of Scotland’s finest mid-20th century artists, whose formative years were spent in Edinburgh but mainly in the south of France where she painted alongside Scottish Colourists Samuel Peploe and Leslie Hunter.
Returning to the Scottish Borders in 1934, a single mother of three children, and penniless, Redpath never wavered from pursuing a career as an artist and was elected as President of the Society of Scottish Women Artists in 1944.
Moving to Edinburgh in 1949, Redpath became a standard bearer for the group now known as the ‘Edinburgh School’, all of whom, including Redpath, had been trained at Edinburgh College of Art.
In this new exhibition, curated in partnership with the prestigious Fleming Collection, works by Redpath will hang alongside fellow ‘Edinburgh School’ artists to revive the achievements of the now largely forgotten group.
Anne Redpath and her Circle – Guided Tours
Join art historian and Berwick Education Association tutor, Professor Maria Chester for a guided tour of the Anne Redpath and Her Circle exhibition, exploring her life and work and other artists from the ‘Edinburgh School’ in more detail. Limited places, book early to avoid disappointment. You can book your places here.
As part of our learning and outreach programme, schools may make occasional visits to the galleries between Wednesday to Friday during opening times. If you would prefer to avoid these busier times, please contact our Box Office to check when school visits are taking place. Please note that schools will not be in the gallery after 3pm.