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Harry Bell (1899–1984), with a Portrait of Dr Andrew Mylne

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Dollar Museum

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This portrait of Harry Bell, Rector of Dollar Academy from 1936 to 1960, was painted in 1956 on the centenary of the death of Dr Andrew Mylne, the first Rector of Dollar Academy. Harry Bell, OBE, MA, BEd was born in Aberdeen in 1899. His brilliant academic career began with a scholarship to Robert Gordon’s College and, after serving in the First World War in Macedonia, he graduated with a double 1st from Aberdeen University in English Language and Literature.

Dollar Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    75.2 x 62.2 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    donated by Sandy Bell, 2001


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