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Painter and etcher who studied at Glasgow School of Art, the Royal Academy Schools and at Académie Julian, Paris. He became known for his paintings of the sea and fishing life, with Pittenweem, Fife, a favourite location, although he maintained a studio in Glasgow, where he was a member of the Art Club, president of the Society of Etchers and showed prolifically with the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. McGhie also showed at the RSA, RA, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, RSW, elsewhere in the English provinces and abroad. Public collections in Glasgow and Liverpool acquired his works. His An East Coast Fishing Village was offered from the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation collection by Christie’s, South Kensington, in 2002. McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock, owns McGhie’s work.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)