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British painter, born in Edinburgh. He studied at the *Slade School, 1952–4, and spent most of his life in London, but did not forget his Scottish roots, and the Isle of Arran inspired some of his best landscape paintings. As well as landscapes, he painted portraits, still-lifes, animals, and religious subjects. His style is flat (sometimes with an almost heraldic simplicity of image) and whimsical; admirers find it luminous and poetic, detractors find it twee and poorly drawn.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)