Born in Edinburgh, this distinguished Scottish artist is best known for his figurative work, although he also painted landscapes and still-lifes. His figurative work is said to be very atmospheric.
He trained at Edinburgh College of Art and at the Royal Scottish Academy's Life School whilst working as a wood engraver and book illustrator. He won the Chambers Bursary and Stewart Prize and subsequently was awarded the bronze medal for anatomical studies in South Kensington.
His work is held in many museums including the City of Edinburgh Collection, The Harrogate Art Gallery and The Kirkcaldy Art Gallery. The Royal Scottish Academy Collection contains his Diploma work "A Breton Washing Pool" and "Washing Volendam".
The original of this painting was bought by one of our director's great grandfather from the artist in the 1920's. It hung in her grandmother's house all through her childhood and was always a family favourite.