(1910 - c.1975)
John McNairn was active/lived in United Kingdom. John McNairn is known for painting.
Biography John McNairn
McNairn enrolled at The Edinburgh College of Art in 1927; an especially fertile period in the college's history and then followed in the custom for the most talented Edinburgh students to go abroad to continue their development. In Paris in the early 1930s McNairn made the unusual choice of attending the Academie Scandinave, attracted by the presence of Othon Friesz. Although Friesz no longer painted in the vigorous Fauve style of his early career, his connection with Post-Impressionism appealed to McNairn, who expressed a wish to paint in a direct and truthful manner. Through his friendship with Robin John (son of Augustus John) he was introduced to Julian Trevelyan and S.W. Hayter, whose print studio, Atelier 17, was used by the most prom
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