GLASS, Margaret Rose

1950 - ?

Born at Chesham, Buckinghamshire on 13 April 1950, daughter of Revd Kenneth William Glass (1923-2011) and his wife Iris née Kerridge, who married in Gipping district of Suffolk in 1944. A landscape and marine artist and a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1972 and in their centenary exhibition in 1974, exhibited a pastel 'River Orwell, Ipswich' also exhibiting from 331 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich in 1977 'Towards Ipswich', 'Nacton Shore' and a sculpture 'Hannah'. In 1980 elected a member of the Pastel Society and in 1984 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London and two years later a Member Societe des Pastellistes de France of which she is a past Vice-President and in 1992 awarded the title 'Maitre Pastellist' by La Société, only the eleventh artist to receive this distinction. One of the leading pastellists of today and a member of the English Pastel Society and in recent years has also built up a growing reputation as a talented oil painter, able to capture the light with the same facility as in her pastels. In 1969 she commenced regular showing of her painting in the provinces and has had paintings accepted at the Royal Academy; Royal Society of Marine Artist; Pastel Society and the Society of Women Artists. She had also exhibited at Ipswich 1972 and in 1974 her work was accepted by Société des Artists Francais and had her first solo exhibition in Biarritz, France followed by a solo exhibition at Mall Galleries, London also exhibiting at the Paris Salon; Buffalo and New York, and commenced exhibiting at the Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk. In 1989 she first exhibited at Galerie d'Art, Paris being invited to teach in Paris for the Pastel Society. She married in Suffolk in 2004, Brian F. Smith and in 2012 was living at Hill Cottage, Barking just outside Ipswich. (Light Through Glass: Margaret Glass: Pastels and Oils. 2014)

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