Painter, draughtsman and teacher, born in Aberdeen. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, under Alberto Morrocco, 1951–5, later teaching there; in Italy and France, 1956; at Patrick Allan-Fraser School of Art, Hospitalfield, Arbroath; and under Peter Greenham at Royal Academy Schools, 1957–61, gaining the David Murray Scholarship in 1957. In 1969 was elected a professional member of SSA, also showing at RSA, RSW and Compass Gallery, Glasgow. Showed solo at Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, from 1981, and Woodstock Gallery. Scottish Arts Council and members of the royal family owned his work. Lived at Muir of Lownie, Forfar, Angus.

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

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