Artist: William Ednie Rough

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Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Dumfries 1928 to 1932


Edinburgh College of Art, studies interrupted by First World War, completed 1920

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts


Obituary, Daniel Stewart’s College Magazine, April, 1935; Herioter, 1935


Image, photograph of the artist courtesy of Stewart’s College


Born in Kirkcaldy and educated at the High School there. Began work as a lithographic artist before entering Edinburgh College of Art. Awarded diploma at Edinburgh College of Art, 1920. Taught at George Heriot School, Edinburgh, where he was appointed as assistant in the Art Department; subsequently Principal Art Teacher at Dumfries Academy, 1928 to 1932. Returned to Edinburgh, 1932 to become art master at Daniel Stewart’s College.