Sir George PIRIE 1863–1946
Animal painter. Born 5 December 1863 at Campbeltown, Argyllshire. Studied art in Paris at the Académie Julian under Boulanger and Lefebvre. In Texas 1891. Served in the R.A.M.C. 1915–19. Exhibited at the R.S.A. from 1887 (A.R.S.A. 1913, R.S.A. 1923, P.R.S.A. 1933–44) and at the R.A. from 1888; Hon. R.A. 1933. Knighted 1937. Died 17 February 1946 in Glasgow.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II