ROBERT GEMMELL HUTCHISON R.S.A. R.S.W (1855-1936)

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Country of Origin Scotland
Dated c. 1900
Medium Watercolour on board
Signed/Dated Signed lower left
Dimensions 12.00inch wide (30.48 cm wide)
9.00inch high (22.86 cm high)
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ROBERT GEMMELL HUTCHISON R.S.A. R.S.W (1855-1936) Biography

Robert Gemmell Hutchison began his working life as a seal engraver, but later studied at the Royal Scottish Academy schools and at the Board of Manufacturers School of Art. From 1878 he exhibited frequently; he was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1895, became an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1901 and a full member in 1911. He also exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in Liverpool. He was awarded a third class medal for his work in 1903.
 
He is well known for his paintings in watercolour and oil of children and childhood, particularly of scenes by the sea. His work is considered to be influenced by The Hague school of painting and by the Scottish Faed family of artists, as well as by Josef Israels and William MacTaggart. He illustrated T. Ratcliffe Barnett's Reminiscences of Old Scots Folk (T.N. Foulis, London, 1913).
 
Group Exhibitions
 
1996, Two Centuries of British Watercolours, McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock
2001, The Defining Moment: Victorian Narrative Paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection, Museum of Art, Tampa (Florida)
2002, Dream of Childhood, McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock
Solo Exhibitions
 
1975, Robert Gemmell Hutchison RSA, 1855-1936, Fine Arts Society, Edinburgh
Museum and Gallery Holdings
 
Dundee (University Fine Art Collection): Playing on the Rocks, Carnoustie (oil on canvas)
Edinburgh (National War Mus. of Scotland)
Edinburgh (Royal Scottish Academy): Shifting Shadows (1913, oil on canvas)
Greenock (McLean Mus. and AG): On The Sunny Shore (1905-1910, watercolour and gouache); Raising the Wind (1905-1911, oil on canvas)
Liverpool: Still-life

Provenance

W.B. Simpson - Glasgow c. 1900 (labels verso



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