All John MacWhirter 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
84326 Archway  Archway   Oil on canvas, 934 X 603 mm Date ca. 1893(1893) cyf
84601 Breezy Day Arran  Breezy Day Arran   Oil on Canvas, 86.5 x 147 cm Date 1867(1867) cyf
80328 Breezy Day, Arran  Breezy Day, Arran   Breezy Day, Arran; Oil on Canvas, 86.5 x 147 cm Date 1867(1867) cjr
80329 Harvesting in Arran  Harvesting in Arran   Harvesting in Arran; Oil on Canvas, 76.2 x 106.7 cm Date 1866(1866) cjr
84603 Harvesting in Arran  Harvesting in Arran   Oil on Canvas, 76.2 x 106.7 cm Date 1866(1866) cyf
73737 Landscape  Landscape   Landscape 1880(1880) cjr

John MacWhirter
(27 March 1839 Slateford, Water of Leith - 28 January 1911 London) was a Scottish landscape painter. John was the third of four children. He attended a school in Colinton, and after his father's death was apprenticed to Oliver & Boyd, booksellers in Edinburgh. He stayed there for only a few months and then in 1851 enrolled at the Trustees Academy under Robert Scott Lauder and John Ballantyne (1815-97). He spent long periods sketching and studying nature outdoors. His first painting to be exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy at age 14, was 'Old Cottage at Braid'. In 1880, he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Academy. Exploring and painting abroad he visited Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Austria, Turkey, Norway and the U.S.A. - the Alps being a great inspiration. He moved to London in 1867 and on 4 May 1893 was elected a Royal Academician. MacWhirter specialised in romantic landscapes with a great fondness for trees, spending much time in the hilly countryside of Perthshire. Initially, under the influence of John Everett Millais, he experimented with the detailed images of the Pre-Raphaelites, but later adopted a more sweeping style. With John Pettie he illustrated The Postman's Bag (Strahan, 1862), and Wordsworth's Poetry for the Young (Strahan, 1863).

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