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Ramsay MacDonald with members of his family (includes Peggy Angus; Ishbel Allan MacDonald (Mrs Peterkin); Malcolm John MacDonald; Ramsay MacDonald)
© estate of Peggy Angus. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Painter, draughtsman, designer and teacher, born in Chile, who was brought by her parents to England in 1909. She attended the North London Collegiate School, at 17 a scholarship taking her to the Royal College of Art where she became friends with Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Taught in Nuneaton and Eastbourne, later at the North London Collegiate, after divorce from her husband James Richards, editor of The Architectural Review. Angus turned to designing tiles and wall-papers, being retained by Carter’s of Poole, in Dorset. For many years Angus lived in a primitive shepherd’s cottage in the Sussex Downs near Glynde which became the focus of artistic activity, commemorated in a show at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 1987. In 1992 she shared an exhibition at Sally Hunter Fine Art which covered her pre-World War II work.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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