Artist: James George McLellan Arnott

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Exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy from Dock House, Dumfries, 1880.  After a period in London returned to Dumfries, where he was art master at the Benedictine Convent in Maxwelltown. Lived at Beeswing.  He exhibited from Fernlea, Dumfries from 1887 to 1902.


Taught in Dumfries by J R Fergusson, 1873; Heatherley’s, London; Antwerp

Exhibited At:

Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Glasgow Institute of Arts


Obituary in Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 27 October 1923.


Member of the Executive Council of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society and member of the hanging committee.  Director of the Dumfries and Maxwelltown Industial School for Boys.  Arnott was a friend of Hornel, Paterson and Roche.


Examples of his work can be seen in altar pieces in St Andrews Pro-Cathedral, Dumfries and St Mary’s Church, New Abbey.