Bone, Muirhead, Sir
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.
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