John MacLauchlan MILNE 1885 - 1957
Initially influenced and encouraged by his father, the Scottish landscape painter Joseph Milne, John MacLauchlan Milne retained the subject if not the style of his father's work. For Milne, the work of the Scottish Colourists and the Modern French Painters, particularly Cezanne, opened up new avenues from which to consider landscape painting.
After serving in the First World War on the Western Front in France, Milne spent long periods abroad there between 1919 and 1932. Although briefly in Paris, by 1924 he had moved to Cassis, alongside other Scottish artists such as Samuel Peploe and Francis Cadell.
The warmth of the Mediterranean light and palette remained with Milne even on his return to Scotland on the outbreak of World War Two, and this painting, Cioch na N'Oighe clearly suggests the continuing resonance of his French experience with the artist.