Curwen, Edward

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Curwen, Edward

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Edward Curwen was born in Dumfries, Dumfrieshire on 1886, one of four children of Ellen (nee. Taylor) and Edward Curwen, a Railway agent. Edward Curwen attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1908-1909. At this time, his profession was listed as Assistant Art Teacher. During the First World War, he enlisted with Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders in November 1914. On The Glasgow School of Art's Roll of Honour, he is listed as serving with the King's Own Scottish Borderers. After the war, he was a painter in watercolour, flourishing between 1922-1930 and moved around the south-west of Scotland, from Glasgow in 1922, Rutherglen in 1923, to Greenock in 1927. He exhibited at the RSA and GI. He died on 14 Sept 1956 in Perth, a retired Art Master, leaving his wife, Mary Buchannan. Edward Curwen is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Ancestry.co.uk: http://www.ancestry.co.uk

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