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Robert Colquhoun (1914–1962), Artist, Self Portrait
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

Robert Colquhoun (1914–1962), Artist, Self Portrait c.1940

Robert Colquhoun (1914–1962)

National Galleries of Scotland

(b Kilmarnock, 20 Dec. 1914; d London, 20 Sept. 1962). British painter, graphic artist, and designer. In 1933–8 he studied at Glasgow School of Art, where he became the inseparable companion of his fellow student Robert MacBryde (b Maybole, Ayrshire, 5 Dec. 1913; d Dublin, 6 May 1966). They settled in London in 1941. During the war Colquhoun was an ambulance driver in the Civil Defence Corps by day and painted by night (MacBryde was exempt from military service because of tuberculosis).

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

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