Artist biography

D. S. MacCOLL 1859–1948

Painter in watercolour, lecturer and writer. Born 10 March 1859 in Glasgow. Educated at London University and Oxford 1876–84. Studied at the Westminster School of Art and at the Slade School under Legros 1884–92. Visited Italy 1887 and 1889, Greece 1888, etc. As art critic to the Spectator 1890–5 and Saturday Review from 1896 and again from 1921 he influenced public taste in favour of Impressionism; edited the Architectural Review 1901–5. Member of the N.E.A.C. 1896. Keeper of the Tate Gallery 1906–11 and Trustee 1917–27; Keeper of the Wallace Collection 1911–24. His last work was the Life of Wilson Steer 1945. Died 2 December 1948 in London. Memorial exhibition at the Tate Gallery 1950.

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