lexander Roy Gibson (1880-1968): 'Loudon's Corner / The street corner in winter, King St Lane, Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire'
Floreat / flourish (FL. 1912-1957).
Exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy; RWS/ Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Liverpool; Aberdeen Artists’ Society
Refernced at https://www.kirkcudbrightgalleries.org.uk/artists-footsteps/artist/alexander-roy-gibson/
This hand-coloured wood block print from the 1920s is taken by Gibson from his oil painting on canvas of the same scene. This is on display in the Colzium Museum, North Lanarkshire.
https://www.culturenlmuseums.co.uk/SIModes/Detail/15094. Gibson depicts many scenes of street/town life and social conditions of the time, works with a winter setting are also popular in Lanarkshire, Fife and Dumfries & Galloway.
Stirlingshire painter, born in Kilsyth, the son of a Kilsyth master grocer. He described himself as painter at his marriage in 1910. and was by then also an amateur artist. He turned to painting professionally after being injured in World War I. He mainly painted watercolours of topographical and rural scenes, especially around Kilsyth and in Fife and Ayrshire. He used his brother James’ photographic studio for his sales. A regular visitor to Galloway, he stayed with his relatives, the Charteris family on many summer visits to Castle Douglas and was also a regular visitor to Kirkcudbright.
The period artwork is in a new frame the style concurrent with the aesthetic of he era, behind glass, with hanging cord and fixings.
A lovely period item with Scottish local relevance and a great charm to the colour and composition.
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