Frances MacDonald

1873-1921 Scotland/Symbolism

 

Brief Biography-Frances MacDonald MacNair was Born in Stoke on Trent in 1873, and she was in Glasgow by 1890. She studied with her sister Margaret at the Glasgow School of Art, where they both met their future husbands, Herbert MacNair and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who were also artists. They became known as 'The Four'. They exhibited in London and throughout Europe. Frances and Herbert lived in Liverpool, where he was a teacher, before returning to Glasgow in 1909. She died in 1921.

 

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A Paradox

A Paradox

A Pond

A Pond

Bows-Beads-

Bows-Beads and Birds

Ill Omen

Ill Omen

Man Makes Bread-

Man Makes The Beads of Life But Woman Must Thread Them

Ophelia

Ophelia

Prudence-

Prudence And Desire

Moonlit Garden

Moonlit Garden

Spring

Spring

Girl in a Tree

Girl in a Tree


The Sleeping Princess

The Sleeping Princess

Sleep

Sleep

The Choice

The Choice

Truth Lies-

Truth Lies at the Bottom of the Well

Woman Standing-

Woman Standing Behind The Sun