Artist biography

David MUIRHEAD 1867–1930

Landscape and figure painter. Born 19 March 1867 in Edinburgh, son of an architect and master builder. Studied at the Trustees' School, Edinburgh, and the Westminster School of Art under Fred Brown. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1895, A.R.A. 1928; and with the N.E.A.C. from 1896, member 1900; R.S.W.S. 1893; R.B.A. 1902; founder member of the National Portrait Society 1911. Retrospective exhibition at the Chenil Galleries 1907. Died 21 April 1930 in London. Represented in the Late Members Exhibition, R.A., winter 1933.

Lit: Frank W. Gibson, ‘David Muirhead, Landscape and Figure Painter’ in Studio, LVII, 1912, pp.97–107.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II