The subjects of Joan Eardley's drawing and painting were the urban poor of Glasgow, and the land/seascape around the fishing village of Catterline near Aberdeen. Her career lasted barely 15 years when she died in 1963, aged just 42.
"These two contrasting strands are the focus of this exhibition, which looks in detail at her working process... draws on a remarkable archive of sketches and photographs which remains largely unknown and unpublished.
The exhibition also features many loans from public and private collections, allowing the viewer to trace specific developments between the photographs, the drawings and the finished paintings."
see the exhibition here:
Joan Eardley | A Sense of Place
|Children & Chalked Wall, 1963, Oil on Canvas, 80.5 x 86cm|
A selection of Eardley's pastel / charcoal drawings of Glasgow children....
|Portrait of Andrew Samson|
|The Pale Blue Jersey, c.1960, W:23cm H:26cm|
|The Striped Cardigan 1962, pastel on glass paper|
|Madeleine - pastel on paper 6 x 7 inches|
|The khaki shirt, Pastel on paper, 28.5 x 19.5cm|
|Boy - pastel|
|“Girl with a Baby,” c.1962, pastel on sandpaper, 10 5/8 x 8 3/4 in|
|Joan Eardley drawing a child. Photo by Audrey Walker|
|“A Glasgow Tenement,” c.1959-62, pastel, 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in|
|“Autumn at Catterline,” pastel on joined paper, 4 3/8 x 12 5/8 in|
further reading: JOAN EARDLEY in context - The Scottish Gallery