Artist: Henry Ivan Neilson

Date of Birth:
1865
Date of Death:
1931
Place of Death:
Quebec
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Studio Kirkcudbright. Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy from c/o J T Hewat, Castle Douglas, 1900, Kirkcudbright 1901-1904, High Street, Kirkcudbright 1905, 1907, 11 Melville Place , Edinburgh 1908, High Street, Kirkcudbright, 1909.

Education:

Glasgow School of Art; Paris; Brussels

Professional Bodies:

ARCA

Exhibited At:

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

Bibliography:

A New Class of Art: the artist’s print in Canada 1877-1920, Rosemary L Tovell, National Gallery of Canada, pp125-127. Rambles in Galloway, Malcolm McLachlan Harper.

Notes:

Painter and etcher, lived in  Scotland from 1898- 1910. Many of his landscapes were scenes in Kirkcudbright. There is an untitled Scottish village on the National Gallery of Canada’s website, accession No 28522. This is a view of Kirkcudbright harbour.  Illustrated the stone built into Corsock House from the old castle in Harper’s Rambles.  Harper writes "H Ivan Neilson, artist, who claims to be a representative of the old Corsock family" Rambles, 3rd addition p359 (see bibliography).  His grandfather was born at Dornell, Balmaghie, 1776. Joined staff of the School of Fine Art, Quebec, 1921 and became principal, 1929. Organiser and first president Quebec Society of Artists, 1920.  Had earlier formed the Quebec Society of Artists. Represented by many etchings, both in the National Gallery, Ottawa and in the Quebec Museum.