John Reid Murray (1861-1906)
John Reid Murray (1861-1906) Born in Helensburgh; died Prestwick. Studied at Glasgow before going to Antwerp Academy with E A Hornel. Exhibited with The Glasgow Boys in Europe. A landscape painter his work is distinguished by the frequent use of heavy impasto with a fine feel for seasonal colour often with extensive foregrounding and low horizon. He gained a gold medal in Munich in 1897 and died before his full potential was realised. He is represented in The Glasgow Art Gallery. Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy 45, Royal Academy 1, Royal Hibernian Society 7, Glasgow Institute 50, Liverpool 2.