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TITLE
Painting of John Forbes (Commercial Traveller)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_WICK_ART_39
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
CREATOR
D.M. Sutherland
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
565
KEYWORDS
portrait painting
Painting of John Forbes (Commercial Traveller)

This painting, "John Forbes (Commercial Traveller)", by D.M. Sutherland hangs in the Carnegie Library building in Wick.

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 Doctorate by Aberdeen University in 1953, and was a frequent exhibitor in the principal Scottish art exhibitions.

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Painting of John Forbes (Commercial Traveller)

CAITHNESS: Wick

portrait painting

Am Baile

Wick Public Building Art

This painting, "John Forbes (Commercial Traveller)", by D.M. Sutherland hangs in the Carnegie Library building in Wick.<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 Doctorate by Aberdeen University in 1953, and was a frequent exhibitor in the principal Scottish art exhibitions.