1898 - 1963

Anne Finlay

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 21 April 1898, daughter of Alexander B. Finlay, a sheep farmer, and his wife M. F. A. Finlay, and in 1901 they were visitors at Newton House, Nairn, Scotland, the home of widow Jessie B. Thompson, together with Anne's siblings Ida E. C. 4 and Robert W. 1. Anne spent her early years in Edinburgh and attended school in Manor Place in the city, where she studied French and then studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1917. A Scottish artist but moved to Hampstead, London in 1922, and to support herself taught French, Art and Music at nearby private schools. She painted portraits of friends and family and invited nieces and nephews to sit for her as models. She regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Scottish Royal Academy. In 1939 a commercial artist living at Scotland Hall Farm, Stoke-By-Nayland, Suffolk the home of farmer Frank Riddlestone and his wife. Anne's personal life included affairs with painters James McBey and Ernest Proctor and a relationship with Philip Connard and lived with Connard in Richmond, Surrey. She died at Richmond in 1963.

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