WALLACE, Anne Paterson

1923 - 2018

Anne Paterson Wallace

As Anne Paterson, she was born at 178 High Street, Montrose, Scotland on 17 August 1923, daughter of Andrew Ferguson Paterson (1887-8 February 1939), and a granddaughter of artist James Paterson (1854-1932), an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1896 and became a full Academician (RSA) in 1910. He served as the Academy's Librarian 1910-1925 and thereafter as their Secretary. Anne studied at Perth Academy and during the Second World War served in Special Branch in the Women's Royal Naval Service, after which she was awarded a grant to study at Chelsea School of Art 1946-1949, where her teachers included Ceri Richards (1903-1971) and Robert Medley (1905-1994). She married Alan Duncan Wallace (1925-6 March 2004), farm manager for the Greenwell Suffolk estates, and after their marriage they settled at Butley, near Woodbridge, Suffolk and they had four children. A painter, under the name of Paterson Wallace and in 1961, she founded the Woodbridge Art Gallery, now the Deben Gallery, at 26 Market Hill, Woodbridge but gave up the gallery in 1969 to devote more time to painting. Anne exhibited regularly in London and was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Art Club and has held several solo exhibitions in East Anglia. Elected a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1967 and at their centenary exhibition in 1974 exhibited a watercolour 'Romantic Landscape' and in 1977 exhibited from Ferry Farm, Butley, Woodbridge, two paintings 'West Highland Weather' and 'Daffodil Moon' and was a regular exhibitor including in 1980, 'Apples and Cactus' and 'Quiet Day, New Street, Woodbridge', and in 1990 three pictures 'Rising Moon', 'Seashore Window' and 'The Old Quarry Road' and was chairman of the Society in 1994. Paterson Wallace was also a founder member of the [[8+1 Suffolk Group,4380]] and a member of the Woodbridge Art Club and was very active in both. In 1977, she organised an exhibition of 'Family Paterson of Painters' held at Belgrave Gallery, London and Fine Art Society in Edinburgh. She illustrated 'East Anglia from the Sea' by Joan and David Hay and was the author of 'Edmund Lawrence van Someren' (1997). In 1994 she founded at Moniaive, Scotland, a museum dedicated to her grandfather James Paterson (1854-1932) R.S.A., P.R.S.W., R.W.S., and became its curator but it closed in 2003 when the artifacts were presented to Glasgow University. Anne Paterson Wallace died in Suffolk on 16 September 2018.

Works by This Artist