Mother and Child by Norah Neilson Gray greeting card
Single greeting card featuring artwork Mother and Child, 1920s, by Norah Neilson Gray (1882-1931), part of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Collection
After World War One, Gray built up her portrait practice, based in her studio at 141 Bath Street, Glasgow. She produced decorative but unsentimental images of young women and children. Her paintings are characterised by unconventional placing of figures, unusual colour schemes and shadow patterns, as can be seen in this work. This painting becomes increasing stylised towards the bottom of the image, using a limited palette and shadows to dramatic effect.
Card printed on 300gsm paper. Blank inside, packed with white envelope in a cello sleeve.