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.
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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