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Robert Henderson Blyth


1919 - 1970

Landscape painter. Born in Glasgow, Blyth trained at the Glasgow School of Art. He was appointed to a teaching position at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1946 and served as Artist-in-Residence at Hospitalfield House (Arbroath) in 1947. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1941 and served until the end of World War II. This led to him painting Existence Precarious (1946), a self-portrait showing himself as a soldier in a trench, which is now held by the National Gallery of Scotland.

In 1954, Blyth moved to Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen where, in 1960, he was promoted to Head of Drawing and Painting, a position he filled until his early death. His works include Monymusk Landscape, Summer at Dufftown, Near Dalbeattie, The Tweed Valley and Still Life of Dried Flowers.


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