FINLAY, Anne

1898 - 1963

Anne Finlay

Anne Bannatyne Finlay, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 21 April 1898, daughter of Alexander B. Finlay, a sheep farmer, and his wife Margaret 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 a school in Manor Place in the city, where she studied French and afterwards studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1917. A Scottish artist but moved to Hampstead, London in 1922, supporting herself by teaching 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 (1883-1959) and Ernest Proctor (1886-1935) and a relationship with Philip Connard (1875-1958) and lived with Connard in Richmond, Surrey. She was of 155 Sheen Road, Richmond when she died at the Marie Curie Hospital, 66 Fitzjohns Avenue, London N.W.3 on 17 October 1963.




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