Ralston R B Gudgeon RSW

Siamese Cat

1910-1984

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Price: POA

Medium: Watercolour

Size without frame: 10 x 13.5 inches

Born Ayr, painter in watercolour of birds and animals.  Studied Glasgow School of Art 1928-1933, winning the Torrance Memorial Award of the GI in 1933.  Showed early artistic talent and a passion for animals, especially birds. During WW2 he served in the Lovat Scouts and, following a climbing accident, in the King’s Own African Rifles. Lived latterly at Milliken Park, Renfrewshire. His style was somewhat fanciful, highly coloured, decorative rather than accurate with a strong sense of design reminiscent of oriental art.

Elected RSW 1936, at the time youngest ever. Represented in many public collections.

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