Artist: Alexander Mason Trotter

Date of Birth:
1890
Date of Death:
1946
Place of Death:
Ravenshall, Gatehouse of Fleet
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy from Greengate, Kirkcudbright, 1941 and from Ravenshall, Gatehouse of Fleet, 1943.

Education:

Edinburgh College of Art

Professional Bodies:

RSW, 1930; ARSA,1942

Exhibited At:

Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts

Mentors:

(Sir) William Geddes

Associates:

Walter Grieve

Notes:

For several years worked under Walter Grieve at Thomas Nelson and Sons. Produced paintings for the canteen at Rosyth during Second World War and on HMS Renown.

 

His study of dykers at Ravenshall was used for the cover of the first edition of Dry Stone Walling by Colonel F.Rainsford-Hannay. The dykers were Adam Scott and Edwin Farmer.