WALLACE, Anne Paterson

1923 - ?

Cloud Shadows

As Anne Paterson, she was born at Montrose, Scotland on 17 August 1923, daughter of Andrew F. Paterson and a grand-daughter of artist James Paterson (1854-1932), president of the Royal Scottish Academy. Anne studied at Perth Academy and during the Second World War served in Special Branch in the Womens' Royal Naval Service, after which was awarded a grant to study at Chelsea School of Art 1946-1949, where her teachers included Ceri Richards (1903-1971) and Robert Medley (1905-1994). She married Alan Duncan Wallace and they had three children and after their marriage she settled at Butley, near Woodbridge, Suffolk where she was a painter, under the name of Paterson Wallace, and a teacher. In 1961, she founded the Woodbridge Art Gallery (now the Deben Gallery) at 26 Market Hill, Woodbridge but gave up the gallery in 1969 in order to devote more time to painting. She exhibited regularly in London and was a member of the Royal Water Colour Society's Art Club and has held several solo exhibitions in East Anglia. Elected a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1967 and at their centenary exhibition in 1974 exhibited a watercolour 'Romantic Landscape' and in 1977 exhibited from Ferry Farm, Butley, Woodbridge, two paintings 'West Highland Weather' and 'Daffodil Moon' and was a regular exhibitor including in 1980, 'Apples and Cactus' and 'Quiet Day, New Street, Woodbridge', and in 1990 three pictures 'Rising Moon', 'Seashore Window' and 'The Old Quarry Road' and was chairman of the Society in 1994. She was also a member of the Woodbridge Art Club and was very active in both. In 1977 she organised an exhibition of 'Family Paterson of Painters' held at Belgrave Gallery, London and Fine Art Society in Edinburgh. She illustrated 'East Anglia from the Sea' by Joan and David Hay and was the author of 'Edmund Lawrence van Someren' (1997). In 1994 she founded at Moniaive, Scotland, a museum dedicated to her grandfather James Paterson (1854-1932) R.S.A., P.R.S.W., R.W.S., and became its curator but it closed in 2003 when the artifacts were presented to Glasgow University.









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