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Robert McGregor


1847 - 1922

Painter. Born in Bradford (Yorkshire), to Scottish parents, McGregor returned to Dunfermline where he trained as a textile designer before moving to Edinburgh, where he worked as an illustrator for printer and publisher Thomas Nelson (1822-92). He painted in oil and is noted for pastoral scenes and studies of working people. McGregor travelled frequently to Northern France and The Netherlands, where he was influenced by the likes of Jean-François Millet and Jules Bastien-Lepage as well as painters of the Dutch School. He first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1873, becoming an associate in 1882 and elected as a full academician in 1889. His work was an early influence on the 'Glasgow Boys and Girls'. McGregor died in Portobello.


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