Artist: Dorothy Rey

Maiden Name:
Meikle
Date of Birth:
1903
Date of Death:
1973
Relatives:
Niece of Jessie M King
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Moved to the Greengate close, Kirkcudbright in the late thirties

Education:

Glasgow School of Art

Associates:

Was married to the sculptor Loris Rey (1903-1962). Rey was head of sculpture at Leeds College of Art 1927-1933. He later moved to London.

Bibliography:

Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006

Image, Stewartry Museum

Notes:

Dorothy Rey was a niece of Jessie M King.  Dorothy’s mother was Eva, Jessie’s eldest sister. Prolific painter in latter years in all mediums. Writer and illustrator of children’s stories. Remembered for her care of injured birds. Her Threave Castle exhibited at Harbour Gallery, Kirkcudbright jubilee, 1982. Dorothy was the first wife of the sculptor Loris Rey.