Fleming, John B

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Fleming, John B

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  • Fleming, Jack; Fleming, James

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1912-1986

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Born Dumbarton. Painter in oil and watercolour and illustrator; marine, landscapes, especially churches, also some continental scenes and in Connecticut. Studied at Glasgow School of Art and Art Student's League in New York. Became a follower of Eric Ravilious, John Nash, Gillies(qv) and Wilson. During WW2 he served at sea, providing him with experience and knowledge on which his later marine paintings were based. Senior tutor Glasgow School of Art for many years. Reputedly 'witty, inventive, moodily dramatic'. Elected RSW 1960. Outstanding contributor to the affairs to the affairs of the RGI, serving as secretary for many years. Exhibited regularly RSA 1948-85 & GI(101) 1947-86, after 1981 from Rockhouse, 23 Shoregate, Crail, Fife. Represented in Dundee AG, Glasgow AG, Paisley AG. Member of staff at the Glasgow School of Art: Assistant: Design & Crafts 1947/48 - 1964/65, Senior Assistant: Design & Crafts 1965/66, Senior Assistant: General course 1966/67 - 1970/71, Senior Tutor: Design 1971/72 - 1974/75, Registrar 1975/76 - 1977/78

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Sources

McEwan, Peter J M, Dictionary of Scottish Art & Architecture

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