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2021 marks the centenary of the birth of Joan Eardley, who is now recognised as one of Scotland’s most important artists.


We asked our staff to select their favourite works from those which will be featured as part of the exhibition on Joan Eardley, due to open in November 2021 at Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Artists featured in this Curation: Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (1921–1963)
5 artworks
Summer Grasses and Barley on the Clifftop
© the Eardley estate. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Summer Grasses and Barley on the Clifftop c.1962

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (1921–1963)

Oil on board

H 110.2 x W 137.8 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Children and Chalked Wall 3
© the Eardley estate. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

Children and Chalked Wall 3 1962–1963

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (1921–1963)

Oil, newspaper & metal foil on canvas

H 61 x W 68.6 cm

National Galleries of Scotland

Snow II
© the Eardley estate. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: University of Dundee Fine Art Collections

Snow II c.1961

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (1921–1963)

Oil on board

H 78 x W 99 cm

University of Dundee Fine Art Collections

Winter Sea III
© the Eardley estate. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Winter Sea III

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (1921–1963)

Oil on canvas (?)

H 100.3 x W 159.4 cm

The Fleming Collection

Rag and Bone Shop, Glasgow
© the Eardley estate. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Rag and Bone Shop, Glasgow mid-20th C

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley (1921–1963)

Gouache

H 33 x W 26.5 cm

The Fleming Collection