Artist: Alexander Roy Gibson

Date of Birth:
1880
Date of Death:
1968
Place of Death:
Kilsyth
Floreat:
1912-1957
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Enjoyed visits to Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright

Exhibited At:

 Royal Scottish Academy; RWS/ Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Liverpool; Aberdeen Artists’ Society

Bibliography:

 Image of the artist, caricature by Pat Rooney, 1936.

Notes:

 Stirlingshire painter, born in Kilsyth, the son of a Kilsyth master grocer.  He described himself as painter at his marriage in 1910.and was by then also an amateur artist.  He turned to painting professionally after being injured in World War I.  Mainly painted watercolours of topographical and rural scenes, especially around Kilsyth and in Fife and Ayrshire.  He used his brother James’ photgraphic studio for his sales.  A regular visitor to Galloway, he stayed with his relatives, the Charteris family on many summer visits to Castle Douglas and was also a regular visitor to Kirkcudbright.