John N McGhie

Beached Boats

1867-1952

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Price: £2,500

Medium: Oil

Size without frame: 13.75 x 17.5 inches

Size with frame: 22.5 x 26.25 inches

Born and died in Glasgow. Painter and etcher of coastal scenes, figures and portraits, also occasional watercolours. Studied at Glasgow School of Art, RA Schools and in Paris at the Academie Julian. Enjoyed seascapes, coastal and harbour scenes, especially those on the east coast of Scotland near Pittenweem where, in later years, he had a studio and spent most summers. Often used coarse canvases. Particularly fascinated by the local fisherfolk as they waited by the shore for their men folk to return, often with fish baskets on their shoulders or arms, wearing the characteristic blue and white striped dresses. President, Glasgow Society of Etchers. Represented in Glasgow AG and Paisley AG.

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