Eileen in a white chair

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Born Galashiels, 1895-1965

Eileen in a White Chair, 1953

Oil on board
Purchased 1953 with the Morris Trust Fund
Museum number 6-1953

Redpath studied at Edinburgh College of Art though she dedicated herself to her family, only concentrating on her painting after her family had grown up. Here the sitter is her daughter-in-law, who married the artist's son, David Michie, in 1951.

The work reflects her interest in colour and texture as shown in her treatment of tones and patterns. The atmosphere is one of beauty and domestic calmness, recalling the work of the French artists Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard.

Eileen in a white chair
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