Wendy Wood, 1892 - 1981. Scottish Nationalist
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Wendy Wood, 1892 - 1981. Scottish Nationalist 1932
  • Scottish Art
Wendy Wood, a pseudonym for Gwendoline Meacham, was a fervent Scottish nationalist as well as an artist. One of the founders of the National Party for Scotland, she left it to establish her own organisation, the Scottish Patriots. This drawing was made in 1932, the year she led a group of nationalists into Stirling Castle, pulled down the union flag and put up the lion rampant. In 1951 she was arrested and imprisoned for incitement to riot after addressing football supporters before a Scotland versus England game. Though less known, her artistic work includes drawings and watercolours for children’s books and the comic ‘Little Dots’. She also worked for the BBC as ‘Auntie Gwen’ in a children’s radio program and, in the 1970s, read Scottish stories for the TV programme Jackanory.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2006
  • Medium Black chalk on paper
  • Size 44.80 x 29.20 cm
  • Credit Given by Mrs Mary Foggie 1962