Artist: Isobel Hotchkis

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Sister of Anna Hotchkis
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Shamba, Twynholm from 1935.  Previously had stayed at Greengate, Kirkcudbright, when her sister Anna was in China.


Glasgow School of Art; Munich, with her sister

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy; RSW; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Liverpool


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

There is a section on the artist in Liz Arthur’s Glasgow Girls – 1890-1930.

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Like her younger sister Anna, Isobel Hotchkis was born in Crookston, Renfrewshire and studied art both at Glasgow School of Art and Munich.  She also travelled widely, visiting France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and Canada and the Far East, including a trip to Peking with Anna in 1934.

Isobel exhibited at Alexander Reid, Glasgow and Aitken Dott, Edinburgh, in Liverpool and at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour as well as the Glasgow Institute. She was a member of the Lady Artists’ Club from 1909. She lived in Edinburgh and Kirkcudbright, initially at Greengate when her sister Anna was in China, and then at Shamba, Twynholm from 1935.