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Robert Henderson Blyth (1919–1970), Self Portrait as Soldier in the Trenches
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

Robert Henderson Blyth (1919–1970), Self Portrait as Soldier in the Trenches 1946

Robert Henderson Blyth (1919–1970)

National Galleries of Scotland
Landscape and figure painter in oil, gouache and watercolour. Born in Glasgow, Blyth studied art under Forrester Wilson at Glasgow School of Art, 1934–9, and under James Cowie at Patrick Allan-Fraser School of Art, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, 1938. He became head of drawing and painting at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Showed widely, including Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, RSA, RSW and SSA. The Ministry of Works, Dundee City Art Gallery and Dunbartonshire County Council bought his work, which often has a strongly romantic flavour. Memorial exhibition was held at Aberdeen Art Gallery, 1972. Lived in Aberdeen.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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