To his family, Andrew Healey Hislop
(1887-1954) was known as Andrew, but as an artist, he was known as A
Healey Hislop. He taught art and married one of his students,
A Healey Hislop produced engravings,
sketches, including a series of 'people-less views' in Paris. (He
didn't paint figures!) He also painted in watercolour
and oil, and was elected President of the Society of Scottish
His wife, Margaret Hislop RSA, was also
an oil painter.
Jens Hislop is keen to discover what paintings
by A Healey Hislop and his wife have sold at auction and how much they
World War I
A Healey Hislop was captured, as a civilian in
Germany in 1914, and spent the whole of the World War 1 in Ruhleben
Civilian Internment Camp, a Prisoner of War Camp near Berlin.
Facilities at the camp included musical
instruments - the camp had an Opera Company - and a printing press.
A Healey Hislop became Art Editor of the camp's magazine.
This sketch of the camp by A Healey Hislop,
was sent as a Christmas Greeting on behalf of and signed by
those citizens of Edinburgh who had been interned in the camp.
The Christmas Greeting was sent to Edinburgh
City Chambers and was addressed to the Magistrates and Citizens of
Edinburgh. It was reproduced in Edinburgh Evening News in January
Where is it Now?
Jens Hislop recently contacted City of
Edinburgh Council in an attempt to locate the original of this sketch.
Unfortunately, it has not yet been found.
Acknowledgement: Jens Hislop, Haworth, Bradford, West
email, 26 October 2011 + 'phone call, November 1, 2011