26 September 2019
Heather Jack & Elizabeth Cumming on Henry Taylor Wyse
Heather Jack and Elizabeth Cumming will explore the many achievements of the artist Henry Taylor Wyse (1870-1951).
Henry Wyse was art master at Arbroath High School between 1895 and 1904 when he modernised art education across Scotland. While resident in the town, he also pursued an extraordinary parallel career as a furniture designer, landscape artist, writer and craftsman. A founder member of the Scottish Guild of Handicraft, he was later the man behind Edinburgh’s celebrated Holyrood Pottery.
Dr Elizabeth Cumming is an honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University and well known as a historian of Scottish art and design including the Arts and Crafts movement and the Scottish Colourists. Her recent books have included a history of Dovecot Studios and a biographical study of the painter Sir Robin Philipson.
Heather Jack is a ceramics historian and collector, currently President of the Scottish Pottery Society. She has lectured and published articles on a number of Scottish ceramic studios of the Arts and Crafts period and beyond, as well as contributing an article on Wyse to the Newsletter of the Scottish Society for Art History.
Free to Friends of Hospitalfield, others welcome £5, booking essential
An illustrated book, Henry Taylor Wyse: Artist, Teacher, Craftsman will be available on the night.