Beatrice Bright (1860-1941)
|Artist Name||Beatrice Bright (1860-1941)|
|Title||Portrait of a Woman from the Gold Coast|
|Description||This very interesting portrait oil painting is by much exhibited Scottish female artist Beatrice Bright. The painting is of a black woman from the Gold Coast. She is wearing a vibrant colourful dress and holding jewellery. She confidently and congenially stares right out to us. A lovely painting by a noted female artist painted circa 1900.
Signed upper middle B Bright with another inscription upper right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 27 inches|
|Frame||Housed in gilt frame, 35 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Beatrice Bright (1860-1941) was a Scottish portrait and seascape painter who studied under Arthur Cope, portrait and landscape painter. She exhibited her works at the Royal Academy London from 1896-1928. She often took part in the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris, receiving an honourable mention in 1927. She lived in Aberdeen in the 1890’s before moving to London c. 1900.
Exhibited: Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham 2, Glasgow Institute 1, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool 25, New Gallery 1, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 1, Royal Academy 23, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 10, Society of Women Artists 57.