Euphans Hilary Strain (1884-1960)

Euphans Hilary Strain (1884-1960) (Mrs Harold Wyllie) Strain was born in Alloway, Ayrshire. She was a painter of portraits and marines. Strain was educated in Germany and trained at the Glasgow School of Art, winning the Director's prize in 1922 followed by a diploma in 1923. She married Harold Wyllie who was a marine artist. Strain lived for many years in Glasgow and Dunkeld before finally returning to Ayrshire. She exhiited at the Royal Academy 1, Royal Scottish Academy 9, Paris salon, Glasgow 24, Liverpool 3, Royal Cambrian Academy 1.