Lily Cottrell

RSA Born: 1896
Died: 1984

Lily Cottrell has eight works in the University of Stirling art collection where her son Tom was the first Principal and whose friendship with Margaret Morris secured the donation of the major works by J.D. Fergusson held at Stirling. This charming work has a Dufyesque lightness and a delicacy which indicate a considerable talent.

She was a regular exhibitor at the RSA from the War years until 1967 but her work appears rarely these days: another rather overlooked woman artist whose commitment to family might have prevented a professional career.


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