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Florence Jamieson

Photography by courtesy of the artist’s family
Born: 1925
Died: 2019

Jamieson’s distinctive paintings and drawings reflect a love of nature and close observation, finding inspiration in the things she saw around her, painting still lifes, landscapes and natural objects such as shells, wood and stones using mixed media.

Florence Jamieson is considered one of the Glasgow Girls. Born in Glasgow in 1925 to a medical family with farming roots, she was evacuated to Morar in Lochaber during WWII where she attended high school for a few years before becoming head girl of St Trinnean’s in Galashiels. She began attending evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art. She met and married the artist Robert Sinclair Thomson, ARSA (1915–1983) and they set up a commercial pottery studio in their Glasgow home; the first of its kind in Scotland and now referred to as the Clouston Street Pottery. In the 1950s Florence built a successful exhibiting career, with solo exhibitions at The Scottish Gallery in 1958 and 1961. Working in Glasgow, she was a friend and contemporary to Joan Eardley and Margot Sandeman. In 2014, she was one of four remaining living artists represented in the Glasgow Girls Kirkcudbright exhibition. Her work is represented in various public collections including Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the Hunterian Art Gallery, The Scottish Arts Council Collection, Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries, and the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther.

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