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Little Girl with a Piece

Little Girl with a Piece

Artist: Joan Eardley

Catalogue: 69

Material: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 92.2x 72.1cm

Date: Acquired 1964

About the artwork

Portrait of a little girl with blond hair and blue eyes, sitting on a street with a sandwich in her left hand and her right hand resting on a comic.

About the artist

Joan Eardley ARSA RSA (born Sussex, 1921-1963) studied at Glasgow School of Art and Hospitalfield, Arbroath. She is one of Scotland’s most popular twentieth century artists. She is known for her powerful and expressive paintings which transformed her everyday surroundings, including the dramatic Scottish coastline surrounding her home in Catterline and Glasgow’s street children.