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William Stewart MacGeorge

 (1861 - 1931)
William Stewart MacGeorge was active/lived in United Kingdom.  William MacGeorge is known for landscape and figure painting.

Biography  
William Stewart MacGeorge


Biography from Lyon & Turnbull

Born in Castle Douglas in 1861, William Stewart MacGeorge began his artistic training at an early age, demonstrating an exceptional talent. He even became a prototype for a caricaturist character of Samuel R. Crockett's The Raiders - the author was MacGeorge's boyhood friend. In 1880 MacGeorge entered Edinburgh School of Art, where among his classmates were George Denholm, Thomas B. Blacklock and Edward A. Hornel, with whom MacGeorge established a firm and artistically significant friendship. During his years at the Edinburgh School MacGeorge won a number of artistic prizes, including a Queen's Prize in the National competition and as early as the age of twenty he had his first work hung in the Royal Scottish Academy (A Lovers' Walk, 1881). In 1883 MacGeorge relocated to Antwerp together with William Walls and Edward Hornel, where the young artists enrolled at the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts - one of the oldest art academies in Europe, which at that time held an international reputation. There, for two years, MacGeorge was a student of Charles Verlat, from whom he acquired a strong basis of realism and academic training. His colour palette was also affected by contemporary Dutch and Flemish naturalist painting. During his time at the Academie MacGeorge produced some sombre works such as Rotterdam Windmill and Amsterdam Harbour (both in Haddington Council buildings). Upon his return from Belgium in 1885, MacGeorge enrolled at the R.S.A. Life School, where his prolific student career continued to flourish, bringing him the Keith Prize in 1887.


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About  William Stewart MacGeorge

Born:  1861
Died:   1931
Known for:  landscape and figure painting