Joan Eardley, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joan Eardley

Scottish artist

Date of Birth: 18-May-1921

Place of Birth: Warnham, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 16-Aug-1963

Profession: painter

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Joan Eardley

  • Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (18 May 1921 – 16 August 1963) was a British artist noted for her portraiture of street children in Glasgow and for her landscapes of the fishing village of Catterline and surroundings on the North-East coast of Scotland.
  • One of Scotland's most enduringly popular artists, her career was cut short by breast cancer.
  • Her artistic career had three distinct phases.
  • The first was from 1940 when she enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art through to 1949 when she had a successful exhibition of paintings created while travelling in Italy.
  • From 1950 to 1957, Eardley's work focused on the city of Glasgow and in particular the slum area of Townhead.
  • In the late 1950s, while still living in Glasgow, she spent much time in Catterline before moving there permanently in 1961.
  • During the last years of her life, seascapes and landscapes painted in and around Catterline dominated her output.

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