Artist biography

George Fiddes WATT 1873–1960

Portrait painter and mezzotint engraver. Born 15 February 1873 in Aberdeen. Studied in Edinburgh at Gray's School of Art and the R.S.A. Exhibited at the R.A. 1906–30. R.P. 1914, R.S.A. 1924. Hon. LL.D., Aberdeen, 1955. His principal works include portraits of Viscount Haldane (Lincoln's Inn), Viscount Reading (Middle Temple) and Sir J. J. Thompson (Royal Society). Died 22 November 1960 in Aberdeen.

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