Annie French (British, 1872-1965) was a Scottish painter, engraver, illustrator, and designer associated with the Glasgow School. She was a student at the Glasgow School of Art from 1896 to 1902. She shared a studio with fellow artists Bessie Young and Jane Younger from 1906 to 1914. She returned to the Glasgow School to teach ceramic decoration from 1909 to 1912. She published books of black and white illustration in the style of Beardsley. The Picture Book and The Plumed Hat were republished in elite art publications in 1906 and 1900 respectively. French was married to painter, engraver, and illustrator George Woolliscroft Rhead from 1914 until his death in 1920.
She is noted her Art Nouveau style. Her work was exhibited at the Royal Academy. She died at St Helier on the island of Jersey on 25 January 1965.
Her work is better known in the U. K., but has a following in the U. S. A. as well. Her high reported sales price was over $40,000.00.
Country of Origin: U. K. (Scotland).
Artist: ANNIE FRENCH (Scottish 1872 - 1965)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper.
Size: 9 by 15 inches (22.9 by 38.1 cm) (sight); framed (under glass) 18 1/4 by 23 3/4 Inches
Signed: Lower right: "Annie French"
Condition: Overall toning to the sheet with mat burn. Scattered spots of discoloration, most notably to the left half. Minor foxing; possible pigment fading. Not examined out of the frame.
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