Monday, September 08, 2008

Hannah Frank

This website is dedicated to the Scottish Jewish artist and sculptor, Hannah Frank, who in 2008 is regarded as the last living link to the Scottish Art Nouveau movement. Born in Glasgow in 1908 to Jewish parents, she studied at the University of Glasgow between 1927 and 1932, where she produced a fortnightly illustration for Glasgow University Magazine. She is best-known for these pen-and-ink drawings, which she signed with her pen-name of 'Al Aaraaf'. In the 1940s she went to Glasgow School of Art to learn clay modelling and from 1950 to 2000, sculpture was her main preoccupation. Created by her niece, Fiona Frank, this informative website provides a biography of the artist, details about current and past exhibitions, and a news archive.
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