Perpetua Pope was born 1916 in Warwickshire, and studied art at Edinburgh College of Art. She had only completed two years of her course when the war began and she enlisted in the WAAF on the day war was declared. She returned to the Art College to complete her course when hostilities ended. After college she taught at Moray House but, she says, she had always been a painter who taught, rather than a teacher who painted, and so, in 1972, she gave up teaching to paint full time.
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