The Sleepless Daisy

WAG 2524


French was a student and later tutor at the Glasgow School of Art. Along with her contemporaries, including the Macdonald sisters and Jessie King, she was taught by the progressive lecturer Fra Newbury. He believed in art education for women and encouraged his pupils to find their own style. Her small-scale works frequently depict imagined woodland worlds or delicate ladies surrounded by flowers. This drawing is typical of her use of black pen and ink heightened with tiny coloured details.