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artworks by  Robert McGregor RSA 1847-1922

Robert MacGregor RSA  (1847-1922) was the son of a Scottish businessman who lived first in Bradford, Yorkshire, where he was born in 1847, but later moved with his family to Dunfermline and afterwards to Edinburgh when still young. Although MacGregor at the time had not had any art training, he was employed at Nelson’s book publishers in Edinburgh as a book illustrator. He attended the RSA Life schools and simultaneously was taught by a French artist to paint and draw. He first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1873 and was elected a member there in 1889. He continued to exhibit at the RSA until 1914.

MacGregor travelled frequently to France in particular to Brittany and Normandy and to the Netherlands. In France he was influenced by the painters Jean-François Millet (1814–1875) and Jules Bastien-Lepage(1848–1889). In the Netherlands he was influenced by the painters Anton Mauve (1838–1888) and Jozef Israëls (1824–1911), hence the changing styles of his work. MacGregor died in Edinburgh in 1922.

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