(1758 - 1840)
Alexander Nasmyth was active/lived in England, United Kingdom, Scotland. Alexander Nasmyth is known for landscape painting, illustration, teaching.
Biography Alexander Nasmyth
Nasmyth was a painter, illustrator, landscape gardener and engineer. He
was educated for a career in architecture, but at an early age he
showed artistic talent, and in 1773 he was apprenticed to James Cummyng
(c. 1730-92), a house decorator and antiquarian. Nasmyth painted panels
for carriages at Alexander Crichton's coachworks and attended evening
classes at the Trustees' Academy. When Allan Ramsay visited Crichton in
1774, he was impressed with Nasmyth's ability. Nasmyth subsequently
accompanied Ramsay to his London studio where he continued his
apprenticeship for four years.
Nasmyth returned to Edinburgh at the end of 1778 and soon
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