Alexander Brownlie Docharty
In the Cairngorms
Size without frame: 13x23.5 inches
Glasgow landscape painter mainly in oils, occasionally also in watercolour. Nephew of James Docharty. Studied part time at Glasgow School of Art under Robert Greenlees. Took up painting professionally in 1892, having studied in Paris 1884. Lived and worked in Kilkerran, Ayrshire. ‘For long his home was in the lovely district where Thomson of Duddingston had his first charge and painted his early pictures, and amid the park-like pastures and tree-fringed meadows, and on the sylvan watersides of the Girvan, he found material for very good pictures. Latterly, however, the landscape of Carrick figured less frequently than that of the near Highlands. He was an all year round landscape man, although perhaps he liked the green summer best. Painted with gusto, but not without refinement, in frank, fresh and harmonious colour, and good in drawing and design, Docharty’s landscapes preserved the aroma of a sincere, if unimpassioned, love of the simple and everyday aspects of nature and awakened pleasant memories of the country.’ [Caw].