George Leslie Hunter purple anemone crochet brooch

Diameter 5cm

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Hand crocheted brooch inspired by Scottish artist, George Leslie Hunter’s painting Still Life with Anemones and Fruit, from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland. This brooch has been designed and made exclusively by Just Trade for the National Galleries of Scotland.

Each delicately crocheted brooch is hand-crafted by fair trade workers, from ethically sourced Peruvian cotton using traditional crochet techniques.

Perfect as a gift or for adding that finishing floral touch to your wardrobe.

When Hunter returned to Glasgow in 1929 after living in France, he was encouraged by his friend and art dealer Tom Honeyman to concentrate on still-life painting. This was an ideal situation, as Hunter loved to paint flowers in particular, and his still-lifes sold consistently to give him a steady income. This is a vivid example of Hunter’s loose, rapid brushwork and beautifully bright colour palette.

Hunter was born in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His family emigrated to California in 1892 and by the turn of the century he was making a living there as an illustrator. Little is known of Hunter's early work as much of it was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. During the 1920s Hunter emerged alongside Cadell, Fergusson and Peploe as one of a group of artists who became known as 'Scottish Colourists'. They were all influenced, in varying degrees, by French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and fauve painting.

Just Trade works in partnership with small fair-trade projects across the world. Combining traditional craft skills and materials with expert knowledge of contemporary jewellery and accessories, these projects offer life changing training, secure work opportunities and fairly paid employment for marginalised people.