Frances Watt (1923-2009) was a well-known painter mainly of landscapes, portraits and figure subjects, including recording life in the City of London during the 1960s and 1970s. She was born in Falkirk and as a child lived with her family in Geneva 1926-38, where her father was a Chaplain to the Church of Scotland. Following two years in Aberdeen the Watt family settled in Highgate in north London, where she lived for many years. Frances Watt studied at Hornsey School of Art and at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. She showed at the Royal Academy from 1961, at the New English Art Club 1954-58, and with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Her work is represented in the Guildhall Art Gallery and Bruce Castle Museum.