Alexander Merrie Hardie (1910-1989)

Artist Name Alexander Merrie Hardie (1910-1989)
Title View Across Farmland
Description This stunning Expressionist landscape painting is by noted Scottish artist Alexander Merrie Hardie. The painting was composed in watercolour and gouache over pencil circa 1970 and depicts a stunning landscape believed to be around Cromarty, an area he loved so much. The vibrant colourist expressionist brushwork and autumnal tones make this an enchanting painting. Signed and dated lower left.
Provenance Somerset collection. 
Medium Watercolour on Paper
Size 25 x 19 inches
Frame Housed in a complimentary frame and glazed, 35 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Alexander Merrie Hardie (1910-1989) known as Sandy Hardy was born in Aberdeen and was self-taught as an artist. He obtained a BSc in 1934 and worked in a variety of positions in education before moving to Bristol. During this time he held a number of senior posts, becoming Principal of the College of Technology in Bristol and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath. The Cromarty-based landscape and portrait artist Alexander Merrie Hardie exhibited widely across the UK, showing at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions, including the Royal Scottish Academy. After spending much of his life in England, he returned to Scotland to live beside the sea on the Moray Firth, where he painted the surrounding Black Isle landscape and the streets and buildings of the town of Cromarty which he so loved.
Price £4400
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