Margaret Geddes Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of: 'Margaret Geddes' by D J Wilcox, 1998, St Ives Printing and Publishing. Cassette recording of a talk to the Ilkley Art Club, 1966. Reviews 1938-1973, correspondence includes letter from Society of Women Artists and Orovida Pissaro. Press cuttings relating to Women's International Art Club exhibition 1949. Collated diary entries 1932-1936 with reference to Westminster School of Art. Catalogues for Women's International Art Club 1950s and 1960s. Catalogue of Margaret Geddes Retrospective exhibition 1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Geddes was born in 1914. She studied at the Westminster School of Art 1932-1937. She exhibited for the first time with the London group in 1938 and her work was shown at the Royal Academy in 1940. She became a member of the left-wing artists group Artists International Association in 1947. In 1948 she began a friendship with Edith Sitwell which resulted in a number of drawings and paintings of the well-known literary eccentric. She was elected Chairman of the Women's International Art Club, 1951-1955. Margaret Geddes was a regular exhibitor in London and the provinces. She also exhibited in Scotland, Northern Ireland, France, Holland, France and Greece.

Conditions Governing Access

Access for visitors is by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

List available at the Library (database)

Archivist's Note

Description by Althea Greenan, MAKE 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub as part of Genesis 2009 Project.