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Study of two female figures, set against a background of classical statuary.
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Born Shrewsbury. Portrait painter; occasional landscapes and figurative studies. Studied Glasgow School of Art 1933-36 and Hospitalfield, Arbroath, 1938-1940, winning a Carnegie Travelling scholarship 1939. Taught drawings at Glasgow School of Art 1946-72. Almost all his Royal Scottish Academy exhibits were portraits including 'Sir Daniel Stevenson, Principal of Glasgow University', 1943 and 'James Cowie RSA', 1947; also exhibition at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (44 times). Represented in Scottish National Portrait Gallery ('James Cowie RSA').
Exhibited: Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy; 1939. Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Art; 1940. Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art; 1973.
John Laurie Bequest, 1983.
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Oil on canvas, framed
Dimensions: 1290 x 866 mm
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GB 1694 NMC/0027
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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition
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