JAMES STUART CARNEGIE ALEXANDER (1900 – 1952)
"The Cuillins, Isle
Watercolour. 11 5/8” x 15 5/8” (295 x 397mm).
Titled on border under mount
Provenance: from a folio of the Artist's work IMAGE
James Stuart Carnegie Alexander
was a painter in watercolour of landscapes and flowers. He was born on 13th February 1900, the son of a
Solicitor and lived at Selkirk in 1921 and Edinburgh in 1928. He was educated
at Haileybury College and spent six months at the Royal Field Artillery cadet school. His artistic
career was encouraged by the artists Tom Scott and Robert and Edwin Alexander.
His watercolours were noted for their simplicity and sense of design. He
exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery
Gallery, the Royal
Academy, the Royal Institute, the Royal Scottish Academy
and the Royal Scottish Society of
Painters in Watercolours. A memorial show was held in 1952 and later in 1996
another exhibition was held at Mainhill Gallery, His
wife Euphen Alexander
was also an artist.
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