Painter, born in London, son of Field-Marshal Earl Haig whom he succeeded in 1928. After education at Stowe School and Oxford University, Earl Haig served in the Army in World War II, being a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany. In 1945–7 he attended Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, his teachers including William Johnstone and Claude Rogers; during the holidays he studied with Paul Maze. From 1945 Lord Haig had a series of one-man shows over several decades at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, as well as showing widely elsewhere in Britain and on the continent, latterly including Clarges Gallery and Gallery 10, London. Scottish Gallery gave him a seventieth birthday show in 1988. His work is in the collections of HM The Queen and other members of the royal family, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and further public collections.

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

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