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03 July 2019She Died too Young – The Story of Joan Eardley
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She Died too Young – The Story of Joan Eardley Ms Amanda Herries MA (Cantab) Wednesday 03 July 2019

Born in Sussex in 1921 , Joan Eardley showed artistic  talent from a young age, and after post-war studies at Glasgow School of Art, made Scotland her home until her death in 1963, aged just 42.  Joan's work is known from her twin passions - the country and town: the country, where she braved the elements to paint the wild forces of nature on the North Sea coast of Aberdeenshire, and the town, where she was drawn to the equally wild elements of the Glasgow slums.  She left a legacy of completely individual artworks; a raw experience of nature combined with a painfully moving expressiveness.  This is her story.