(1736 - 1785)
Alexander Runciman was active/lived in Scotland. Alexander Runciman is known for historical, mythology and figure painting.
Biography Alexander Runciman
Alexander Runciman (15 August 1736 - 4 October 1785) was a Scottish painter of historical and mythological subjects. Born in Edinburgh, he was the elder brother of John Runciman, also a painter.
He studied at Foulis's Academy, Glasgow, and from 1750 to 1762 he was apprenticed to the landscape painter Robert Norie, later becoming a partner in the Norie family firm. He also worked as a stage painter for the Edinburgh Theatre.
In 1767, he went to Rome, where he spent five years. His brother John accompanied him, but died in Naples in the winter of 1768-69. During Runciman's stay in Italy he became acquainted with other artists such as Henry Fuseli and the sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel. Runciman's earliest efforts had been in lands
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