Cordelia Oliver

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Cordelia Oliver (24 April 1923, Glasgow - 1 December 2009) was a Scottish journalist, painter and art critic, noted as an indefatigable promoter of Scottish arts in general and the avant-garde in particular. She worked during 3 politically turbulent decades as The Guardian's Scottish arts correspondent, reporting the optimism she saw in the country's theatre, opera, music, painting and sculpture.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cordelia Patrick was born in Glasgow, the daughter of a merchant navy officer from the Mull of Kintyre. She was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School and the Glasgow School of Art, where she won the Guthrie Portrait Prize.

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  1. ^ Grigor, Murray (26 January 2010). "Obituary". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 6 January 2013.