James Greig (1861-1941)

Magdalen College, Oxford


28 x 38.5cm (11 x 15 in.)

Greig was born in Arbroath, moving in 1891 to London to study art and furthering his education in Paris between 1895 and 1896. Returning to London he produced magazine illustrations for publications such as Punch and The Sketch in black and white. He was art critic for the Morning Post, showing his skills at writing as an historian, also editing the diaries of the landscape painter Joseph Farington (1747-1821) and publishing articles on Gainsborough and Raeburn. Elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1898 he was renowned for his colourful landscapes of the middle east and his views of Oxford. He also designed posters for Union Castle Line and P&O.

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