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Blazing a Trail / Anne Redpath O.B.E., R.S.A., A.R.A., L.L.D., A.R.W.S., R.O.I., R.B.A. (British, 1895-1965) St Paul de Vence 85 x 110.5 cm. (33 3/8 x 43 1/2 in.)
£10,000 - £15,000
With The Lefevre Gallery, London
Private Collection, U.S.A.
Anne Redpath studied art in Edinburgh in the 1910s, before spending much time on the Continent from 1919 to 1934. This painting depicts the town of St Paul de Vence, in Southern France, where the artist lived for several years. Today, the commune counts as one of the most fascinating medieval centres of the Riviera, accommodating several modern and contemporary art museums within its borders. After a period in Saint-Raphaël, in the Var département, she eventually found her way back to Scotland, where she became the president of the Scottish Society of Women Artists, a member of the Royal Sottish Academy, and the first woman painter Academician. Yet, her love for the South never extinguished, and she kept painting in Spain, Corsica, Venice and elsewhere throughout the 1950s and early 60s.