DONALDSON, ANDREW

(b. 1790, d. 1846)

Landscape Painter in Water-colours

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born at Comber, near Belfast, in 1790. His father, a weaver, took him to Glasgow while still a child, and there he was employed in a cotton factory. Meeting with an accident which injured his health he was apprenticed to a haberdasher. His love of drawing and sketching led him to take every opportunity of improving himself, and he eventually devoted himself entirely to art as a teacher and a painter. He worked chiefly in water-colour, and visited many parts of England and Ireland, finding subjects for his pencil in rural villages and picturesque scenery. He eventually attained a high rank among Scottish landscape artists.

He died in Glasgow on 21st August, 1846. Two drawings by him are in the Glasgow Corporation Gallery.

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