(1835 - 1910)
William McTaggart was active/lived in United Kingdom, Scotland. William McTaggart is known for Portrait, land-and seascape painting.
Biography William McTaggart
Aros, Kintyre, to a family of very modest means, his father an
agricultural laborer who frequently moved his family for work, William
McTaggart showed early signs of interest in the arts and a talent for
drawing and painting. The twelve year-old McTaggart was apprenticed with
the apothecary Dr John Buchan in Campbeltown, who appears to have had
an active role in encouraging and nurturing the talent of the boy,
introducing him to the painter Daniel MacNee.
McTaggart was fortunate
enough to be able to enroll into the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh in
1852 and attend courses for free, earning his lodgings and living by
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