Monthly Archives: November 2010

Anne R. Dick’s Memoir, ‘The Search for Philip K. Dick’ – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/books/23philip.html?_r=1 The novelist Philip K. Dick in Point Reyes Station in 1963. Half a century later, Anne R. Dick still remembers the sunny October day she met a clean-shaven 29-year-old Berkeley exile who had just moved to this rural enclave … Continue reading

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In The Artists Footsteps

http://www.artistsfootsteps.co.uk/stories.asp?StoryID=36&loadType=1 Archie Sutter Watt was born in Edinburgh in 1915 and brought up there and in Fife. He attended Lauder Technical College and became a freelance draftsman. He enlisted in the army in 1939 and on demobilisation in 1946 entered … Continue reading

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In The Artists Footsteps

http://www.artistsfootsteps.co.uk/stories.asp?StoryID=34&loadType=1 S J Peploe was born in Edinburgh in 1871. On leaving school he entered the law firm of Scott and Glover but his heart was not in the law and he began art classes. His art education included time … Continue reading

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In The Artists Footsteps

http://www.artistsfootsteps.co.uk/stories.asp?StoryID=17&loadType=1 Throughout his career Edward Atkinson Hornel remained firmly rooted in his home town of Kirkcudbright. Although he was born in Australia, his parents came from Kirkcudbright, and Hornel was brought back home while still a young child. After studying … Continue reading

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In The Artists Footsteps

http://www.artistsfootsteps.co.uk/stories.asp?StoryID=22&loadType=1 George Henry, forever to be associated with E A Hornel and the Glasgow Boys, produced in “A Galloway Landscape (1889)” one of the most distinctive and emblematic paintings of the region. It was certainly revolutionary in its approach. Craigdarroch … Continue reading

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In The Artists Footsteps

http://www.artistsfootsteps.co.uk/stories.asp?StoryID=28&loadType=1 Alexander Riddell Sturrock, always known as Alick, was born in Edinburgh on 10 June 1885, the youngest of four children of Katherine and Alexander Sturrock. He attended George Watson College, leaving school in 1902 at the age of 17 … Continue reading

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In The Artists Footsteps

http://www.artistsfootsteps.co.uk/stories.asp?StoryID=9&loadType=1 Chris Fergusson (1876- 1957) has a special place in the art of Dumfries and Galloway in the first half of the twentieth century. Born Christian Jane Stark in Dumfries, where her father was a solicitor she also had strong … Continue reading

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