John Maxwell 1905-1962

Artist biography

John MAXWELL 1905–1962

Scottish painter of landscapes and imaginative subjects. Born 12 July 1905 at Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Studied at the Edinburgh College of Art 1921–7 and then at the Académie Moderne, Paris (under Léger and Ozenfant), and in Spain and Italy 1927–8. Taught at the Edinburgh College of Art 1928–33, 1935–46 and 1955–61. First exhibited at the R.S.A. 1937; A.R.S.A. 1945, R.S.A. 1949. Arts Council retrospective exhibition, with Gillies, 1954. Died 3 June 1962 at his home at Dalbeattie.

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