Armour’s painting spanned the century, both in its chronology and its style. Until 1950 she was the perfect product of a way of teaching that put great emphasis on the traditional virtues of drawing and composition, as well as that particular Glasgow hallmark, tonal values. In 1937 she won the Guthrie award at Edinburgh’s Royal Scottish Academy. After she joined the teaching staff of Glasgow School of Art in 1951, the brighter palettes and more fluid handling of her young students caused a general change in her work.
Where to see this painting?
The Fleming Collection
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