Margaret Oliver Brown Margaret Oliver Brown, 1912 - 1990 (verso: Studies of Two Female Heads) Early 1940s © Una Ozga and Catriona Aichinger


Born 1912
Died 1990
Nationality Scottish

Margaret Oliver Brown was a fashion illustrator, and commercial artist for local newspapers. Based in Glasgow, she attended classes at the Glasgow School of Art between 1927 and 1941. She worked as Advertising Manager of Arnotts department store from 1930 until her marriage to the teacher William Oliver Brown, a leading figure in the Scottish nationalist movement, in 1936. Brown exhibited alongside the Scottish Colourists, but enjoyed only a brief career because of the early onset of rheumatoid arthritis.