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“A Farm in the Scottish Borders”

Oil Painting on Board. 10” x 14” (254 x 356mm). Signed                                                                                                     IMAGE


William Miller Fraser was a landscape painter.  He was born at Scone in Perthshire in 1864 and educated at Perth Academy.  He studied art at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools where he won the Keith Prize.  After he left Perth he attended the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh.  He also studied in Paris.  He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy  (182 works) and was elected Associate Member in 1909, rising to full membership in 1924.  He also exhibited at Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Manchester City Art Gallery; the Royal Academy;  the Royal Society of British Artists; the Royal Hibernian Academy; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours.  He was a Founder Member of the Scottish Society of Artists in 1891 and served as their President in 1908. He was also elected President of the Scottish Arts Club in 1926. In 1890 he travelled to Algeria, Holland, Italy and Norway.  He lived in Edinburgh and also in Perth in 1888 and 1895 and at Bridge of Earn, Perthshire. in 1892.  Work by William Miller Frazer is in the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, where in 1978 they held an exhibition of loan work to celebrate his life and work. His work is also in the permanent collections of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum; Perth & Kinross Council; St Andrews Museum; University of St Andrews; Ullapool High School; Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture; Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection; East Linton Library; Paisley Museum and Art Gallery; Maggies; Cheltenham; Rozelle House Galleries; Northampton Museums and Art Gallery; National Trust for Scotland; City of Edinburgh Council and Berwick Museum and Art Gallery