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Andrew Black, 1850-1916

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1850.05.11
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 1916.07.16
Place of Death: Glasgow

Identity:

Andrew Black was a marine and landscape painter and watercolourist.

Life:

Black, who trained at the Glasgow School of Art and in Paris, worked for eleven years as a designer before turning to a full-time career as a painter in 1877. He was an active exhibitor in London from 1883, showing at the Royal Academy and Dowdeswell Galleries. He also exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1871 to 1899, as well as at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In 1884 he was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours. He was among those Glasgow painters who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).

Bibliography:

Johnson, J. and A. Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; McEwan, Peter J. M., Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Woodbridge, 1994.