Joan Eardley - A Stormy Sea No.1 (detail), 1960

Joan Eardley /   Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley

United Kingdom 1921 - 1963


Joan Eardley
Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley
United Kingdom
June 8, 2013
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One of Scotland’s most prominent artists during the 20th century, Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley was widely known for her portraitures of the Glasgow street children, as well as the landscape of the village of Catterline. Due to breast cancer, her life and career were abruptly ended in 1963.

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