Artist: Robert Alexander Dakers

Date of Birth:
1866
Date of Death:
1954
Place of Death:
Haddington
Floreat:
1913-1924
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Moved to Castle Douglas in 1918 then to Edinburgh about 1922.  Exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy from 74 Queen Street, Castle Douglas, 1921.

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish society of Artists, and the Society of Northern Artists.

Bibliography:

The photograph of the artist at work was supplied by the Local History Centre, Haddington.  The copyright belongs to East Lothian Library Service. 

Notes:

Between 1913 and 1924 exhibited 28 landscape and rustic paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy, many of them scenes in Galloway.  Dakers was chief writer and editor of the Haddingshire Courier from the 1880s to 1918.  He worked in Castle Douglas for the Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser from 1918 to 1922/3.

 

Dakers was a mentor of William Gillies.  There may have been a family connection as Robert Dakers’ father was Robert Gillies Dakers.

 

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