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Reverie
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Perth & Kinross Council

Reverie 1921

Cecile Walton (1891–1956)

Perth & Kinross Council

Painter, printmaker and illustrator, born in Glasgow, daughter of the artist E A Taylor. Growing up in London she proved early to be a fine draughtsman and flourished in her father’s artistic environment. She studied in London, Edinburgh, Paris and Florence, her inclination being to follow the romantic path of Rossetti, Whistler and Jessie M King, although resettlement with her father in Edinburgh broke the link of influences such as the Slade School. Married the artist Eric Robertson after a year’s study in Paris from the age of 17, then went to Florence. Back in Scotland she concentrated on watercolour illustrations of fairy tales and portraits. Became a member of the Edinburgh Group. Her career reached its peak in the early 1920s, although her failed marriage with Robertson destroyed her as a painter.

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


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