Tour Scotland Photograph Painting By Andrew Law


Tour Scotland photograph of a portrait of Mrs French painting by Andrew Law, who was born in 1873 in Crosshouse in Ayrshire, Scotland. Law went to school in Kilmarnock and took evening classes at the Kilmarnock Academy. In 1891, he was awarded the National Medal for Success in Art and won a place at the Glasgow School of Art, where his tutor was Francis Henry Newbery. In 1896, Law was awarded a travelling scholarship and spent six months studying in Paris, France, where he took lessons from Robert Henri and attended classes at the Academie Delecluse. Law returned to Kilmarnock and began a successful career accepting private portrait commissions. He married Elizabeth Wilson in 1912, and the couple moved to Glasgow, where Law continued with his commissioned work. Among these commissions was the full length portrait of the footballer Alan Morton, which still hangs in the Ibrox Stadium. Law was active in the Glasgow Art Club and also taught part time at the Glasgow School of Art until his retirement in 1938. Law exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy. He died in 1967. A portrait painted by Law of his fellow Scot and artist Ancell Stronach was lost in the fire in the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art on 23 May 2014.



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