Flora Macdonald Reid (working 1879-1930s)

Flora M. Reid.

The painter Flora M. Reid was born in Scotland, and was tutored in painting by her brother, the painter John R. Reid. Her first works were shown in Edinburgh, when she was 16 years old. She lived for 10 years in Looe, Cornwall, and also worked abroad in France, Norway, and especially in Belgium - after her early years, her base in England seems to have been in London. During her career, bewtween 1881 and 1932 she exhibited more than 80 pictures at the Royal Academy.

Her works typically depict the daily life of working people, often in the market place, often with a religious touch. First Communion is in Birmingham, and a rather sentimental picture of two children under a tree in a landscape called Wild Flowers is in Leeds.

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