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Robert Fowler | Victorian painter

Robert Fowler (1853-1926) was an Scottish artist who painted mythological scenes and landscapes. Fowler was born in Anstruther, Fife, and was brought up mainly by his uncle and aunt while his parents were away on business. He showed a very early aptitude for art, starting first with pencil drawings then moving on to painting and clay modelling.
His family moved to Liverpool and Fowler went to school at Liverpool College. At the age of 16, he found employment in a commercial office where his talent for art was recognised by his employer, who encouraged Fowler's parents to send him to art school.
Fowler went to London to study at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and the South Kensington Schools.


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Jack Vettriano, 1951 | Love Story


Jack Vettriano was born in Fife, Scotland. After leaving school at 15, he followed his father down the mine, working as an apprentice engineer. He later moved on to white-collar jobs in management services.
Vettriano took up painting as a hobby in the 1970s when a girlfriend bought him a set of watercolours for his birthday and from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.
He learned his craft by copying Old Masters, Impressionists, Surrealists and a plethora of Scottish artists.

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Crawfurd Adamson, 1953 | Figurative painter


Crawfurd Adamson, born in Edinburgh, is a noted figurative artist from Scotland, although he has spent much of his career in the South of England.
He has exhibited widely and internationally, and has paintings in major collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Fleming Collection in London.
He came to note in the 1980s and 90s, with extensive international shows including Monaco, Hong Kong and Spain. His work fell out of fashion during the late 90s, as the art market took a preference to conceptual works, rather than traditional media such as oil painting or pastels.

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Alexander Millar, 1960 | Fly With Me


Scottish painter Alexander Millar is one of the UK's most popular contemporary artists. Born and raised in the small mining community of Springside, just outside the town of Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland, Millar's earliest memories were of his time spent in the company of old men dressed in dark suits smoking woodbines and large missile-shaped women decked out in big overcoats, pinnies, tartan headscarves and zipped booties, adorned with fake fur around the top.

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John McGhie (1867-1952) | Seascape / Genre painter


John McGhie was born in Lesmahagow near Lanark in Scotland in 1867; the son of a grocer. He showed an early interest in drawing and painting, but was initially apprenticed to an architect before persuading his father to allow him to enrol at the Glasgow School of Art.
Following a year’s study in Glasgow he was awarded🎨 a scholarship to study for three years at the Royal Academy School in London where he was taught by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896); amongst other renowned artists.

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Francis Cadell (1883-1937) | Colourist painter


Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell RSA is one of the four artists known as the Scottish Colourists. He studied in Paris and lived in Munich before settling in his native Edinburgh around 1909.
He is perhaps the most elegant of the Colourists, renowned for his stylish portrayals of Edinburgh New Town interiors and his vibrantly coloured, daringly simplified still lifes.
Cadell grew up in Edinburgh and showed artistic ability from an early age.

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Jack Vettriano, 1951 | Fallen angels


Born Jack Hoggan in Fife, Scotland, Jack Vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer.
For his twenty-first birthday, a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint.

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Jack Vettriano, 1951 | Lovers and Others Strangers


Jack Vettriano, OBE is a Scottish painter. Critics hate him. Celebrities collect him. The public buy his posters in their millions: Jack Vettriano reveals the dark side that has made him our most controversial artist.

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