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Bone, Muirhead, Sir

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1953 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Artists, Painters

1876 – Born on March 23rd in Glasgow, Scotland. Scottish artist who is best known as an etcher and drypoint engraver of architectural subjects.

1898 – Bone first studied architecture and then art at the Glasgow School of Art.

1899-1911 – Attracted to the picturesque aspect of buildings, he began to depict views of his native town of Glasgow, among them Portfolio, a series of etchings, and Glasgow: Fifty Drawings.

         – He moved to London, where an exhibition of his works established his fame and he met William Strang, Dugald MacColl and Alphonse Legros.

         – Became a member of the New English Art Club.

1916 – Appointed as Britain’s first official war artist in May.

1917 – Visited France again where he took particular interest in the ruined towns and villages.

1923 – Produced three portraits of the novelist Joseph Conrad during an Atlantic crossing.

1936 – Bone published Old Spain, a popular two-volume collection of watercolours and drawings accompanied by a text by his wife.

1937 – He was knighted.

1940 – During World Wars I and II he served as official artist with the British forces.

1953 – Died on October 21st in Ferry Hinksey, Oxford, England.