MacWhirter John - (Artist 1839-1911)

MacWhirter, John - (Artist, 1839-1911) John MacWhirter was a noted Scottish landscape painter who was born near Edinburgh in 1839. He studied at the RSA Schools and was one of the best students of the time. MacWhirter was one of the first British painters to employ an impressionist style. Soon after graduation, MacWhirter had paintings accepted for exhibition by both the Royal Academy in London and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy for nearly 40 years. He was noted for his ability to depict peaceful and poetic landscapes. He also traveled widely throughout Europe, the Middle East, and America. He has been the subject of a number of biographies, and his work is widely represented in the major collections of Britain, the United States, and Europe.

Sketches from nature,Sketches from nature, 

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