Painter almost exclusively of flowers, born in Glasgow, into an artistic and musical family. She was encouraged to paint by her father, W H McDougall, founder and first president of the SSWA. After five years at the Royal Institution, Edinburgh, she continued her studies at the Hague School of Art and in Antwerp, where she also began modelling. While in the Netherlands in 1900 her first two paintings were accepted for the RSA and hung on the line. Other mixed show venues included Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and RSW. From 1904–6 McDougall lived in Paris, studying at the Carrière Académie and Jacques-Emile Blanche studio, where Lucien Simon and Walter Sickert occasionally taught. Had her first solo show at Redfern Gallery, 1947, a retrospective at Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 1955, with a memorial show there, 1959.

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

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