Pat Douthwaite

Pat Douthwaite (28 Julie 1934 – 26 Julie 2002) wis a Scots airtist.[1][2] She haes been notably comparit tae Amedeo Modigliani an Chaim Soutine, the peintres maudits o early twentiet-yearhunner Paris.[3]

Pat Douthwaite
Born28 Julie 1934(1934-07-28)
Glesga, Scotland
Dee'd26 Julie 2002(2002-07-26) (aged 67)
Dundee, Scotland
NaitionalityScottish, British
Hauf-marrae(s)Paul Hogarth


Douthwaite wis born in Glesga, Scotland, tae Winifred an Thomas Leslie Douthwaite.[4] She spent her early life in Paisley. She traivellt widely, bidin in various places athort the warld until her daith in Dundee, in 2002. Awtho she wis born in 1934, she claimt throuoot her life that she wis born in 1939.[4]

In 1947, Douthwaite teuk up expressive dance an ballet classes, ainly makin the chyce tae be a penter later in her life, an athoot ony formal airt eddication. Her wark is featurt in several different museums.[5] She wis mairriet tae Paul Hogarth atween 1963-1970, an they haed ane son thegither.[6]

Douthwaite's extensive traivel durin her life saw her bidin in York, Edinburgh, Dumfriesshire, an Berwick upon Tweed. Forby, she traivellt tae North Africae, Indie an Peru.[2]

Dance careerEedit

Douthwaite teuk up dance classes in 1947, that wis taucht bi Margaret Morris. It wis there that she met the airtist J.D. Fergusson, Morris' pairtner.[6] Fergusson wis a laundscape airtist an taucht Douthwaite hou tae appreciate the licht interactin wi a laundscape. She conteenad tae dance an wis a pairt o Morris's Celtic Ballet in 1954 at Jacob's Pillow Theatre in Massachusetts, U.S.A.[5]

Airt careerEedit

In the late 1950s, Douthwaite makit the chyce tae tak up a career in visual airt, raither nor dance, wi Fergusson perswaddin her nae tae tak formal airt eddication.[6] She haed her first solo shaw at 57 Gallery in Edinburgh in 1958.[7] She left Scotland in 1958, an associatit hersel wi a wide airtistic croud that includit Robert MacBryde, Robert Colquhoun, Peter Cook, Roger Law, an William Crozier, the latter she haed met in Glesga. She flittit intae Crozier's hoose in Essex in 1958, houaniver the extent o her relationship wi mony ither o the airtists isnae clear.[8]

In December 1963 Douthwaite exhibitit alangside the airtists Philip Jones an Bill Featherstone at the Grabowski Gallery in Lunnon.[9] A review o the exhibition bi Kenneth Coutts-Smith kythed in Arts Review, whaur he remarkit on her enigmatic, dreamlike an disturbin wark that he felt haed 'an almost embroidered applique effect'.[9]

Douthwaite exhibitit wi the Women's International Art Club in Lunnon atween 1960 an 1966.[10]

Awtho muckle o her wark explores issues surroondin femininity an wumanheid, Douthwaite didnae sel identify as a feminist.[6] She wis gien various awards frae the Scottish Arts Council. In 2005, follaeing her daith, the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh haudit a memorial exhibition.[6]

Douthwaite's wark pursued a variety o themes includin the Manson Trial, American Weemen Bandits an the aviator Amy Johnson.[7]

Exhibitions o warkEedit

The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, whar Douthwaite haudit a solo exhibition in 1993.

In 1967, Richard Demarco saw Pat Douthwaite as a talentit Scots airtist an pit her Mary Queen of Scots in his Edinburgh gallery. In 1967 he debuted her Love Pictures. In 1972-79 her Paintings and Drawings wis shawn at the Talbot Rice Art Centre an then in 1982 Worshipped Women wis introduced bi Robert Graves at the Edinburgh Festival. Ither weel-kent supporters includit Douglas Hall an Guy Peploe.[6] In Lunnon, 1982-83 Douthwaite exhibitit in the Royal College of Art an in the Third Eye Centre in Glesga, Scotland, 1999-89. She haed a solo exhibition in 1993 at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh o her mair recent an final warks.[11] The Scottish Gallery haudit a memorial shaw in 2005 wi an extensive catalogue.[7]

Galleries haudin Douthwaite's warkEedit

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull an the Scottish Arts Council.[7]

Personal reputationEedit

Douthwaite haed a reputation as a "compelling" penter,[23] but forby as difficult, an insecure.[2] She is descrieved bi Cordelia Oliver as haein felt increasingly "alienated" throuoot her life, an haurd tae please.[24]


  1. "Pat Douthwaite, artist". The Scotsman. 6 August 2002. Archived frae the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 15 Februar 2014.
  2. a b c "Douthwaite, Patricia Morgan Graham". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 15 Februar 2014.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 7 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 29 Januar 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. a b "Patricia Douthwaite". Retrieved 5 Mairch 2016.
  5. a b
  6. a b c d e f Modern Scottish Women: Painters & Sculptors 1885-1965. Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland. 2015. p. 44. ISBN 9781906270896.
  7. a b c d Buckman, David. (2006). Artists in Britain since 1945 (New and enl. ed.). Bristol: Art Dictionaries Ltd. p. 431. ISBN 9780953260959. OCLC 77011785.
  8. "Oxford DNB article: Douthwaite, Patricia Morgan Graham". Retrieved 5 Mairch 2016.
  9. a b Coutts-Smith, Kenneth, 'Pat Douthwaite, Philip Jones, Bill Featherstone', exhibition review in Arts Review, Vol. 15, Issue 24, 14 December 1963, p. 8.
  10. Costello, Doreen (1981). List of women artists exhibiting with the Womens International Art Club, 1900–1966. List held at the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Records accessed 20/05/19.
  11. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 4 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 2 Januar 2021.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. "Art UK, Pat Douthwaite, 'Zoom Bird and Bees (recto)' - Art in Healthcare. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  13. "Art UK. Pat Douthwaite, 'Buzzing Stinking Grass' - University of St Andrews. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  14. "Art UK. Pat Douthwaite, 'The Bridegroom', Lillie Art Gallery. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  15. "Art UK. 'Belle Starr (1848–1889)'. Ferens Art Gallery. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  16. "Art UK. Pat Douthwaite. 'Final Instructions before Take-Off'. City Art Centre. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  17. "Art UK. 'The End of the World'. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  18. "Art UK. 'Portrait of Myself with Malthy'. Paisley Museum and Art Galleries. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  19. "Art UK. 'The Red Coat'. The Fleming Collection. Retrieved 29 May 2019". Archived frae the original on 29 Mey 2019. Retrieved 2 Januar 2021.
  20. "Art UK. 'Gwen John in Paris'. The Hepworth, Wakefield. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  21. "Art UK. 'Woman in Fun Fur'. University of Stirling. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  22. "Art UK. 'The Queen of Heaven (Inanna)'. The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum. Retrieved 29 May 2019".
  23. Coia, Emilio (August 1969). "Scottish Field". Pat Douthwaite: Painter.
  24. "Pat Douthwaite Artist whose work was always alive and who was entranced by iconic female figures". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 5 Mairch 2016.

Fremmit airtinsEedit

"Pat Douthwaite". National Galleries Scotland. Retrieved 29 Mey 2019.

"Hogey Bear by Pat Douthwaite". National Galleries Scotland. Retrieved 29 Mey 2019.

"Pat Douthwaite Art UK". Art UK. Retrieved 29 Mey 2019.