Monday, July 5, 2010
Stewart Carmichael - The Three Graces
Signed with monogram and dated 1894; pencil and coloured chalk, 11¼ × 16¼ ins
Carmichael described art ‘like little green leaves that grow between the stones of the city’. He belongs to the Dundee group of symbolist painters. He was educated at
Dundee High School and studied art in France and Belgium. His earlier work was
symbolist in style and was often of a romantic or classical subject. He first came to
light artistically after completing a series of decorative murals for Public buildings in Dundee. There is no doubt that his early work shows a strong influence of his fellow Dundee painters John Duncan and George Dutch Davidson, although this was not to last, as he turned to more conventional subject matter.
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