Painter, printmaker and teacher, born in Stirlingshire. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art 1961–5 concluding with postgraduate study, in 1966 using a travelling scholarship to work in France and Spain. In 1966–7 was at Moray House College of Education, then taught in Edinburgh Schools until appointments 1972–4 at Aberdeen College of Education, then from 1975 at Glasgow School of Art. In 1984 she was an exchange teacher at University of Maryland. Won a number of awards and prizes, including Arts Council Awards and RSA Guthrie Award and Medal. In 1985 she gained a Scottish Arts Council Grant which permitted her to paint in Spain and New Mexico. Rae was an extremely prolific exhibitor internationally and from 1967, when she had her first solo show at New 57 Gallery, in Edinburgh, was regular at venues including Aberdeen Art Gallery; Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and London; and Glasgow Print Studio.

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

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