Gardiner, Margaret (1904–2005)

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Gardiner, Margaret (1904–2005)

English art patron. Born April 22, 1904, in Berlin, Germany, where her Egyptologist father was working; died Jan 2, 2005; dau. of Hedwig and Sir Alan Gardiner; attended Newnham College, Cambridge; children: (with microbiologist J.D. Bernal) son Martin.

Best known as the founder of the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney; often supported such artists and writers as Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Louis MacNeice, W.H. Auden and Solly Zuckerman.

See also memoirs Footprints on Malekula (1987) and A Scatter of Memories (1988).