Artist: David Sassoon

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Came to Kirkcudbright about 1920. Lived firstly in studio in Castle Street, then in 3 and 5 High Street. Retired to south of England. Used hut at Carrick shore as holiday house and studio.



Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy; Aberdeen Artists’ Society; Liverpool; London Salon


Joseph Simpson


Kirkcudbright: one hundred years of an artists’ colony, Patrick Bourne, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2000. Exhibition of pictures from the studio of David Sassoon 1888-1978, Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright, 1989 (exhibition catalogue in Stewartry Museum file reference to many views from Carrick in thirties); Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006 

Image of the artist, Stewartry Museum


Landscape painter. Came to Kirkcudbright at invitation of Joseph Simpson. His Whinnieligate exhibited at Harbour Gallery, Kirkcudbright jubillee, 1982. His A View Towards McLellan’s Castle illustrated in Bourne p87 (see bibliography). Imperial War Museum has some of his watercolours (Stewartry Museum file).