James McLauchlan Nairn
(1859 - 1904)
James McLauchlan Nairn was active/lived in New Zealand, Scotland. James Nairn is known for plein-air landscape painting.
Biography James McLauchlan Nairn
James MacLauchlan Nairn was a Glasgow-born painter who (along with G. P. Nerli) strongly influenced New Zealand painting in the late 19th century. He believed in en plein air* or painting outdoors.
Nairn studied at the Glasgow School of Art for four years from 1879 before enrolling as a student at the Académie Julian* in Paris. During the 1880s, Nairn exhibited work at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and the Royal Scottish Academy* and was associated with the Glasgow Boys* - a group of Scottish artist interested in Impressionism*.
Nairn emigrated from Glasgow to Dunedin for his health in 1890. He moved to Wellington in 1891, where he was appointed as an art instructor at the Wellington Technical School. He lectured o
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