William Stewart MACGEORGE 1861 - 1931
ARSA 1898, RSA 1910
William Stewart MacGeorge was born in Castle Douglas
MacGeorge attended the Royal Institution Art School (RSA) in Edinburgh before going to Antwerp where he studied under Verlat 1884-5. On his return he painted subjects, which involved children at play, executed in low-toned colours, but he soon came under the influence of E A Hornel, who persuaded him to use brighter colours and greater impasto
William Stewart MacGeorge's work thus belongs to the Kirkcudbright School, sharing their subject matter and technique and he sometimes shared a studio with David Gauld. He continued to paint children at play, fields of flowers, woods, rivers with fishermen and some evening scenes. He also was inspired by the ballads of the Borders
he was also known to have painted in Venice around 1912
in 1929 he married the widow of Hugh Munro, the watercolourist Mabel Victoria MacGeorge
He died in Gifford, East Lothian.