The Artist's Estate; England & Co., London
Note: Flora Wood was a painter, draughtsman and sculptor, born at Portobello, near Edinburgh. After boarding school in England Wood in the mid-1920s spent a winter in Florence, where she underwent academic education at the studio of Mafori Seveni. Returning to Edinburgh, she studied at Edinburgh College of Art with William Gillies and D M Sutherland, followed by a short period of sculpture under Alexander Carrick and further studies in Paris with André Lhote. After marrying Kenneth Maclay, a stockbroker, in 1939, she holidayed abroad including France where she met Picasso, a notable influence. From 1940s showed with RSA and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; also with three bodies of which she was a member: SSA, SSWA and Glasgow Society of Women Artist. Scottish Arts Council sponsored a solo show at Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow, in 1970.