Hannah Frank Exhibition: Talk and Tour

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Tuesday 15 January 2019, 14.00 - 15.30
Glasgow University Chapel, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Hannah Frank was a student at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art in the 1920s and 1930s; she is recognised as a key figure in the Art Nouveau movement.  She died aged 100 ten years ago, and was the last living link with the Art Nouveau period, when Glasgow Style became a global hallmark.

In an artistic career that endured for an astonishing 80 years, her distinctive style overcame the vagaries of fashion, and her work, like that of Art Nouveau classicists Margaret MacDonald, Aubrey Beardsley and Jessie M King, proves constantly both modern and dateless.

Her black and white drawings became popular throughout Glasgow in the latter part of the last century, with many Glasgow students having a “Hannah Frank” on their wall in the 1960s and 1970s.

The exhibition displays a variety of her drawings and sculptures. 

We were delighted to be joined by Hannah’s niece, Fiona Frank, who gave and insightful talk about her aunt life and work.

David Mullane