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Harbour Scene
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: University of St Andrews

Harbour Scene 1964

Ian Eadie (1913–1973)

University of St Andrews

Painter, muralist and teacher, born and died in Dundee, who showed an early talent for drawing, leaving Harris Academy as Dux Medallist in Art. From 1931 studied under J Milne Purvis at Dundee College of Art, gaining his diploma after three years, then a postgraduate year. He won the first travelling scholarship awarded by the College, which enabled him to study under Ferdinand Sabatté in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and to travel in Italy, a tour cut short by the death of his father. Aged 22, Eadie had shown at the RSA, to which he was soon to add RP and RWS. Eadie was commissioned to paint murals for the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow. In 1939 he studied for four months at Westminster School of Art under Mark Gertler, then began teaching at Dundee College of Art until World War II interrupted.

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


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