Artist: David Sassoon

Date of Birth:
1888
Date of Death:
1978
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

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.

Education:

Slade

Exhibited At:

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

Associates:

Joseph Simpson

Bibliography:

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

Notes:

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).