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Torrington Bell’s primary aim was to show people his vision of the things we know. Mountains, lochs, rivers, farms, avenues of trees and dry stone dykes are all quintessential features of our landscape that we all know and recognise today. Torrington Bell would often paint outdoors and could be seen travelling by bike, easel and paints carefully strapped upon his back. Torrington Bell was born in Leven, Fife in 1892 (widely misreported as 1898). During the First World War, he served as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Torrington Bell made Carnoustie his home where, following his father's footsteps, he worked as a bank manager. It is said that Torrington Bell made his bank unique by creating striking panels depicting the industries of the district.

Text source: Museums Galleries Archives, ANGUSalive

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