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Still Life with Fruit


Robert MacBryde was a Maybole-born artist who was best known for his figurative paintings and still-life, as well as his work as a theatre set designer. Following studies at the Glasgow School of Art and travels in Europe, MacBryde moved to London with his partner Robert Colquhoun. 'The Two Roberts', as they were known, enjoyed a period of renown as the 'Golden Boys of Bond Street' during the 1940s. 


During MacBryde's time in London, he was heavily influences by friend and mentor Jankel Adler, whose Cubist influence can be seen in MacBryde's art. For a time, MacBryde was even nicknamed 'MacBraque' in reference to famed Cubist artist Georges Braque.

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