- Category : 1887-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 1
Scottish artist particularly renowned for his portraits and considered amongst the finest Scottish portraitists of the 20th Century. He played an important role in introducing Post-Impressionism and Futurism to Scotland. He served as the keeper (1919–1930), then director (1930-1948), of the National Galleries of Scotland, and as HM Limner and Painter in Scotland (1948–1976).
He painted watercolour landscapes of East Lothian, Orkney and Shetland, and designed Saint Rognvald Chapel in St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. He painted Her Majesty The Queen receiving the Honours of Scotland in the High Kirk of St Giles in 1953, this painting hangs on the Great Stair, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
He died in Stromness on 22 April 1976, aged 88.