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Donald Bain


1904 - 1979

Artist. Born in Kilmacolm (Inverclyde), the son of a textile designer, Bain moved with his family to England. His art teacher was William York MacGregor (1855 - 1923), one of the Glasgow Boys, who introduced Bain to the work of the Scottish Colourists. Bain was particularly associated with J.D. Fergusson (1874 - 1961) and was involved with the New Scottish Group from its inception in 1942. He worked in France after the Second World War, but settled in Glasgow in 1948. His work remained largely unknown until a major touring exhibition in 1972-73.


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