Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Maggie Hamilton-A Forgotten Glasgow Girl

Our lecture in January 2018, was given by Joanna Meacock, Curator of British Art. She gave us a fascinating talk about this Glasgow Girl which covered not only her life as an artist  but also how she overcame the difficulties she faced in furthering her career as a female artist in the late 19th century.
An accomplished artist and embroiderer, she was the sister of an artist, James Whitelaw  Hamilton, and married an architect, A.N.Paterson ,brother of James Paterson. She was well known to the Glasgow Boys and was painted by Guthrie. Despite the demands of family life, she continued to paint and embroider and her exhibits were well received in Glasgow, Helensburgh and Edinburgh. It is thought that much of her art is in private collections.