JAMES STUART CARNEGIE ALEXANDER (1900 1952)

 

"The Cuillins, Isle of Skye"

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 Liverpool, Manchester City Art 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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