Artist: Cecile Walton

Date of Birth:
1891
Date of Death:
1956
Place of Death:
Edinburgh.
Relatives:
Daughter of E A Walton
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Lived in studio off Millburn Street, Kirkcudbright. It had been used by MacAulay Stevenson. Exhibited from Rins, Kirkcudbright from 1952.

Education:

Glasgow; Edinburgh; Florence; Paris

Exhibited At:

Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours; Royal Society of British Artists; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Liverpool

Mentors:

Jessie Marion King

Associates:

Member Edinburgh Group

Bibliography:

The Two Companions: the story of two Scottish artists, Eric Robertson and Cecile Walton, John Kemplay, Ronald Crowhurst, 1991. Jessica Walker, Cecile Walton and Dorothy Johnstone, Studio, Volume 88, 1924, pp80-87. Kirkcudbright: one hundred years of an artists’ colony, Patrick Bourne, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2000. Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006

Image of the artist, Stewartry Museum

Notes:

Spent summer of 1921 at Durweston in Ann Street, Gatehouse with her father E A Walton and husband, Eric Robertson. Exhibited with Barclay, Sturrock, Hutchison, Sutherland etc, before First World War, and with Edinburgh Group 1919, 1920 and 1921. Memorial exhibition of works by Chris Fergusson and Cecile Walton, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, 1957, included River in the Hills, Galloway. Stewartry Museum file has Jingling Lane by Dorothy Ratcliffe and Nightlights by the same author, illustrated by Cecile Walton. Romance, 1920, a self portrait shortly after the birth of her son Edward with her first son Gavril is in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Her portrait, Cecile, 1922 by Eric Robertson is in Aberdeen Art Gallery. Her portrait by her father, E A Walton, 1893, is in the Glasgow Museums collection Cat No 2459.