Painter, teacher and illustrator, born and lived in Greenock, Renfrewshire. Studied at High School there, then Glasgow School of Art, 1949–53, under William Armour, and with Armour’s wife Mary and Ian Fleming at Patrick Allan-Fraser School of Art, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, 1953. While studying in Glasgow, Wyllie was awarded the post-diploma, or master’s course, and in the same term won both the RSA Award and the most prestigious award of the School, the Newbery Medal. Became art master at Greenock Academy. Was elected to RSW in 1967, also showing at Compass Gallery in Glasgow, RSA and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Many solo shows included Compass Gallery, Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and Douglas & Foulis in Edinburgh. The artist, sometimes listed as Gordon H Wyllie, had a one-man exhibition, Mair Wee White Hooses, at Panter & Hall in 2003.

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

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