- Date of Birth:
- Date of Death:
- Place of Death:
- St Ives
- Exhibited At:
Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Academy (1); RSW; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts.
A R Sturrock and other members of the Edinburgh Group established 1912.
John Rankine Barclay met A R Sturrock at Royal Institution. Member of Edinburgh Group.
A portrait, Alec, was lent by Norman Sturrock (brother of A R Sturrock), and exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy,1921.
John Rankine Barclay was born in Edinburgh. His father was a basket maker, and in the 1901 census Barclay, at age 16 was described as an engraver’s apprentice. Before the First World War he was a member of the Edinburgh Group of artists and re-joined the group after the conflict had ended. E A Taylor wrote approvingly of Barclay’s work at the Edinburgh group’s Edinburgh Exhibition in 1919. Barclay was awarded a Carnegie travelling scholarship in 1922.