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TITLE
James Robertson, County Clerk
EXTERNAL ID
AB_WICK_ART_08
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
D.M. Sutherland
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
534
KEYWORDS
portrait painting
James Robertson, County Clerk

This painting of James Robertson, County Clerk of Caithness from 1930 to 1958, hangs in the Town Hall in Wick. It was painted by D.M. Sutherland.

David Macbeth Sutherland, MC RSA LLD (1883-1973), artist, was born in Wick, Caithness-shire and educated at Pulteneytown Academy, Wick and studied art at the Royal Institution, Edinburgh. He was awarded the Carnegie travelling scholarship, and studied in Paris and Madrid. Sutherland then gained a post at the Edinburgh College of Art.

He married Dorothy Johnstone in 1924. During the Second World War he served as a Captain in the Royal Scots Regiment and was awarded an MC and was mentioned in dispatches. Sutherland became Principal of Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and retired in 1948. He was awarded an Honorary LLD by Aberdeen University in 1953, and was a frequent exhibitor in the principal Scottish art exhibitions.

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James Robertson, County Clerk

CAITHNESS: Wick

1950s

portrait painting

Am Baile

Wick Public Building Art

This painting of James Robertson, County Clerk of Caithness from 1930 to 1958, hangs in the Town Hall in Wick. It was painted by D.M. Sutherland.<br /> <br /> David Macbeth Sutherland, MC RSA LLD (1883-1973), artist, was born in Wick, Caithness-shire and educated at Pulteneytown Academy, Wick and studied art at the Royal Institution, Edinburgh. He was awarded the Carnegie travelling scholarship, and studied in Paris and Madrid. Sutherland then gained a post at the Edinburgh College of Art. <br /> <br /> He married Dorothy Johnstone in 1924. During the Second World War he served as a Captain in the Royal Scots Regiment and was awarded an MC and was mentioned in dispatches. Sutherland became Principal of Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and retired in 1948. He was awarded an Honorary LLD by Aberdeen University in 1953, and was a frequent exhibitor in the principal Scottish art exhibitions.