Lily Cottrell

Autumn Arabesque by Lily Cottrell
Autumn Arabesque
(Mixed media)

The artist was the mother of the first Principal of the University of Stirling, Tom Cottrell, who died suddenly in post in 1973. A scientist by training, he was influenced by his artistic mother and had very clear ideas about art and its place in society. He felt that art should be part of the everyday experience at the University and it is his philosophy that has been driving and inspiring the art collection to keep on collecting and showing exciting art to the students and public ever since. There are several of Lily Cottrell's paintings in the collection.

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