Friday, 18 November 2016

Tour Scotland Photograph Painting By Robert Gemmell Hutchison


Tour Scotland photograph of a painting by Robert Gemmell Hutchison, who was born on 1 July 1855 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the first son of George Hutchison, a brass founder, and his wife Margaret Forman. He was educated in Edinburgh. After first training as a seal engraver he was encouraged to pursue oil painting and trained under James Campbell Noble at the Trustees Academy on Picardy Place. He set up his own studio at 1 India Buildings in 1878 and was instantly successful, exhibiting at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1879 and at the Royal Academy in 1881. He shifted quickly from empty seascapes, largely of the Fife coast, to genre paintings, usually of people from the coast. He was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1903 and a full member in 1911. He was also elected to the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. His first one man show in London, England, was in December 1928 at Barbizon House, when 34 of his pictures were displayed. In later life he lived at 14 Craighall Terrace in Musselburgh, east of Edinburgh. He returned to Edinburgh in 1912, living at 8 St Bernards Crescent in the Stockbridge area. In the 1930s he spent time with his daughter at her home in Coldingham, painting at St. Abbs. He died at his daughter’s house on 22 August 1936.



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