London-born artist Joan Eardley, who settled in Scotland to study and whose
artistic career was cut short when she died—aged 42—in 1963, is best known for
two very different subjects of her painting: the extraordinarily candid—albeit,
at times cartoonish—portraits of the “weans” (young children) in the long-since
demolished Townhead area of Glasgow, and the landscapes and seascapes from the
small fishing village of Catterline, just south of Aberdeen...