Alexander Fraser

1828 - 1899

Landscape painter. Born in Linlithgow, the son of another Alexander Fraser (1786 - 1865), Fraser spent much of his youth on the Argyll coast. Encouraged in art by his father, he trained at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh. He often painted alongside his friend Samuel Bough (1822 - 1878), in locations such as Cadzow Forest and Loch Lomond. Fraser also painted in Wales and East Anglia and from 1847 to 1857 he spent his winters in London. His works include Rosslyn Chapel, The Old Mill near Mauchline, Ayrshire (1854), Autumn Lochaber (1867), Uddingston Ferry on the River Clyde, with Bothwell Castle Beyond (1872) and In Glen Falloch. Fraser was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1858 and a Member in 1862.

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