This started in 2004 as a diary of what happened as I was promoting the art of my aunt, Hannah Frank, b. 1908, a Glasgow artist and sculptor, who studied at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1920s and beyond. My aunt died at the age of 100 in December 2008 but there's still lots going on: she was given Glasgow University‘s only posthumous doctorate, and she has achieved her wish of her art becoming ‘footsteps on the sands of time‘. Enter your email address below to get updates from this blog.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Five years on: December 2013
FIVE YEARS ON
As I write this I reflect that it was five years ago today that I was
privileged to be with my aunt when she died, at the age of 100,
peacefully, at Westacres Care Home in Glasgow (18 December 2008). Since
then her legacy has continued to grow. On this very day five years ago, a
letter had arrived at my house in Lancaster offering my aunt the
honorary doctorate in celebration of her services to art. She never
knew about the award, as I was in Glasgow with her – but eventually the
university was persuaded to award the doctorate posthumously to her –
the only posthumous doctorate that Glasgow University has ever awarded.
I went with my sister Lynn to collect the award and we were treated
like royal guests for the whole occasion – and I get invited back to
Glasgow University's Commemoration Day every year for the awards of more
honorary doctorands, which always brings back the memories of that
Since then my aunt was also awarded a posthumous Lord Provost’s award
from Glasgow City Council. And we have had two exhibitions in Shetland,
one in Dalbeattie, three in Glasgow and two in Lancaster since her
death... with more to come, it seems! And we have met new friends and
fans of her work from across the globe. The journey continues... MACLAURIN GALLERY TO DEVOTE A ROOM TO HANNAH FRANK
I have just been approached by the Maclaurin Gallery in Ayr, Scotland.
The gallery, which shows work by local, national and internationally
acclaimed artists, is going to include a Hannah Frank room as part of an
exhibition of art by Scottish Jewish Artists in summer 2013. Jewish
cultural activities will accompany the exhibition. See http://www.themaclaurin.org.uk more about the gallery which is in Rozelle Park. REPRISE FOR HANNAH IN DALBEATTIE
Due to the great success of the Hannah Frank retrospective exhibition
at the Nail Factory in Dalbeattie this Summer her work is to return
there in November 2014! We Will keep you informed of developments on
that. HANNAH FRANK BOOKS OFFER – SPECIAL OFFER
I have just taken delivery of more copies Hannah Frank, A Glasgow
Artist – Drawings and Sculpture. This is the definitive book on my
aunt’s art, featuring superb reproductions of most of her drawings and
sculptures on high quality paper.
The first 20 books ordered will now
cost the buyer £10, post free. This is a tremendous saving as the
books’ list price is £21.50. While I can’t guarantee delivery in time
for Christmas these books do make wonderful presents. See http://hannahfrank.org.uk/pages/gallery/books_DVD/index.htm for more about the book NOTELETS – SPECIAL OFFER
Sets of six Hannah Frank notelets are available for £5.00 per set, post-free. Normal price is £5.99.
For both book and notelet offers send me your name and address and
either pay by Paypal to Hannah Frank Art Sales
(firstname.lastname@example.org) OR I'll send you the bank details to pay
into. See http://hannahfrank.org.uk/pages/gallery/notelets/index.htm for details of the notelets.
Finally, thank you for all your interest, support and enthusiasm this
year regarding my aunt’s life and her work throughout this year.
Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a healthy and joyful 2014.
Director, Hannah Frank art