Artworks by Robert Macaulay Stevenson RSW 1854-1952
Robert Macaulay Stevenson was born in Glasgow in 1854. He was one of four sons and three girls born to Jessie Macaulay and John Stevenson, an engineer. His brother Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson was a Liberal politician, Lord Provost of Glasgow and Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.
Stevenson initially studied engineering however later changed to study art at the Glasgow School of Design. He was influenced by the French style of painting in particular the work of the Barbizon school and especially by the French portrait and landscape painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.
He worked from studios in Glasgow, at Montreuil-sur-Mer in France, at Kirkcudbright, and at Bardowie Loch, near Milngavie.
In 1890 Stevenson married Jean Shields. She died giving birth to their daughter Jean Macaulay Stevenson. On 30 April 1902 Stevenson married the Scottish artist Stansmore Dean.
Stevenson died in 1952.