Jamieson, Alex

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Jamieson, Alex

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Alexander Jamieson was born in Glasgow on 23 Sep 1873, the son of Elizabeth Reid Jamieson and Alexander Jamieson, who worked for a Blacksmith. Jamieson attended The Glasgow School of Art (then known as The Haldane Academy) from 1886 to 1899. Their records list his occupations as Apprentice Manufacturer, Lithographic Draughtsman, Lithographic Artist, Art Student and Artist. He received the Haldane Bursary for three consecutive years between 1899 and 1891. In 1898 he won a Scholarship to Paris. There he met the painter Gertrude (Biddy) Macdonald, whom he married in 1907. He visited Spain in 1911. He served in France during the First World War, in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He is known as a painter of landscapes, chiefly views of French towns and gardens, and occasional portraits and genre He lived for many years at Burnside, Weston Turville, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. He died on 2 May 1937. Alexander Jamieson 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; Tate: http://www.tate.org.uk; Ancestry.co.uk: http://www.ancestry.co.uk

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