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Portrait of Craig J Annan

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Born in Dumbarton, William Strang was briefly a clerk in the family shipbuilding firm before he entered the Slade School in London in 1876. At the Slade he was deeply influenced by the teaching of Alphonse Legros, particularly the etching class which Legros instituted in 1877.

 

The subject matter of Strang's etchings, largely produced between 1880 and 1900, ranges from intense portraits to scenes of working class life and imaginary grotesques. By the turn of the century, Strang was developing the symbolic themes of his printed work in oil paintings, using rich colours in a style ultimately influenced by Venetian art.

Materials/Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
35cm x 25cm
Source:
Gracefield Arts Centre
Accession number:
274R
Digital Number:
GCFA067n
Creation Date:
1916
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council