FANS of iconic Glasgow artist Hannah Frank will travel from all over the world to celebrate the artist's 99th birthday in her home city.

Hannah is widely recognised as the last living link to the Scottish Arts Nouveau movement and the Arts and Crafts period.

Fans from Boston, Massachusetts, London and all over Scotland will join her for a birthday tea on August 23 at the Newton Mearns care home where she lives.

The artist has also received celebratory messages from celebrities, including British actress Miriam Margoyles, who starred in films such as Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets and Ladies In Lavender.

Next week's event marks the start of a year of centenary celebrations that will culminate in an exhibition at Glasgow University Chapel, beginning on her 100th birthday next August.

Hannah was born in the Gorbals and was a regular evening student at Glasgow School Of Art.

Her father was a Russian refugee who came to the city in 1905. She was brought up in Laurieston, near the Gorbals, and began producing her trademark other-worldly black and white drawings when she was 17.

From 1927 to 1932, the Glasgow University Magazine rarely came out without a drawing by Al Aaraaf, her pen name.

It is said during the 1960s every Glasgow student's bedsit wall was adorned with a print of her 1920s and 30s drawings.

Hannah produced her distinctive black and white drawings until 1952 before turning to sculpture. This year she was the subject of an exhibition in Boston, Connecticut and Manhattan.