Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Hilda Goldwag - Mudflats

Hilda Goldwag (1912-2008)


Oil on board; 61 x 102 cms

Signed and dated
Also signed and titled on reverse

Note: Born in Vienna, Goldwag graduated from the Graphische Staatsund Versuchs Anmalt with a special commendation in 1938. Following the Anschluss, Goldwag managed to secure a travel permit to Scotland (1939). Tragically her family couldn't leave Austria in time and were later murdered by the Nazis. From 19451955 she was head designer at Friedlanders, a textile company in Glasgow, before working as a book illustrator, maintaining her painting practice throughout and beyond this period.

Often painting plein air, her subjects included the nearby Forth and Clyde canal, the tenements and warehouses of Cowcaddens, panoramic landscapes and waterscapes, as in the example illustrated here. Goldwag exhibited at the Lillie Art Gallery, and was an exhibiting member of the Scottish Society of Women Artists. Hilda Goldwag's Glasgow was organised at the Collins Gallery, Strathclyde University, 2005. Posthumous exhibitions have been held at the Hidden Lane Gallery, Glasgow (2010 and 2012). Goldwag's work was included in Ben Uri's survey exhibition Out of Austria: Austrian Artists in Exile in Great Britain 193345.

Price: £1,350