Anne Redpath OBE, RSA, ARA, LLD, ROI, RBA (1895 – 1965) was a Scottish artist whose vivid domestic still lifes are among her best-known works.
Anne Redpath was born in Galashiels and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. In 1920 she married and moved to France, devoting much of the next fourteen years to her family and doing little painting.
In the mid-1930s she returned to Scotland, settling in Hawick in the Borders. Redpath admired the French Post-Impressionist artists, such as Van Gogh and Gauguin, and also Matisse. From the 1950s, she became well known in the Scottish art world, specialising in landscapes, church interiors and still lifes painted in rich colours.
Her paintings frequently teeter on the brink of abstraction, featuring lively and expansive marks that animate her surfaces. Redpath’s oeuvre includes themes of Catholicism, Impressionism, and personal experience, and her work can be found in institutions such as the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.