James Pittendrigh Macgillivray was a Glasgow sculptor, painter and architectural artist.
Macgillivray worked in the studio of the sculptor William Brodie for seven years. In 1892 he was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, becoming a full member in 1901. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery, New English Art Club, Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. He was appointed His Majesty's Sculptor for Scotland in 1921.
Macgillivray 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).
Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; McEwan, Peter, J. M., Dictionary of Scottish art and architecture, Woodbridge, ca. 1994.