The Hidden Lane Gallery

The Hidden Lane Gallery

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Margaret Watkins: Art and Advertising

October 25th, 2013

Margaret Watkins Interior, Still Life Advertising Image

Continuing its series of exhibitions of the work of Margaret Watkins, the celebrated Canadian-born photographer who lived in obscurity in Glasgow for the last 40 years of her life, the gallery shows, for the first time, her innovative approach to photography for advertising. Much of it appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar and the daily papers in New York, commissioned by clients such as Macy’s famed stores, leading American and French cosmetics companies and many others. She applied her artistic eye to each subject, determined to turn the advertising into something more artistic and attractive, just as in her approach to her other, better known, pictorial work.

The show opens on November 9th and will be running until February 2014.