Artist: James Smyth

Date of Birth:
1878
Date of Death:
1959
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Frequent visits to Galloway

Exhibited At:

RSA, RSW, L

Notes:

James Smyth was born in Sunderland in 1878.  He joined the staff of Edinburgh College of Art in 1902.  He remained on the staff of the School of Design till he retired in 1942.  He was primarily a landscape painter, although he also produced many fine floral still lives.  He travelled widely in Europe, producing many oils and watercolours of France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.  After his marriage in 1921 to Peggy Crocket, a relation of the novelist S R Crockett,(Peggy’s father William was born at Mains of Duchrae, Balmaghie, two years before his cousin Samuel at Little Duchrae), he travelled less frequently abroad and his work focused mainly on locations in Scotland, including Galloway and the north of England.