Artist biography

John R. REID 1851–1926

Painter of rustic genre and landscapes. Born 6 August 1851 in Edinburgh. Apprenticed to a firm of house painters, then studied at the R.S.A. under G. P. Chalmers and William McTaggart c. 1870–3. First painted costume pictures but after settling at Shere, Surrey, in 1874 turned to painting landscapes in the manner of Bastien-Lepage. Exhibited at the R.A. 1877–1925 and at the R.S.A. Member of the R.I. and R.O.I. Worked latterly on the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, particularly at Polperro. Died in London 10 February 1926.

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