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Robert Bryden - Life, Work & Legacy

The long-awaited exhibition of the artist Robert Bryden, taken largely from South Ayrshire Council collections, is now open at Rozelle House. It runs from 26th March to 3rd July 2011.  It was previously shown at North Ayrshire Museum in early 2010, although a few additional works have been added.

This exhibition features the life and works of the Ayrshire artist Robert Bryden (1865-1939) and contains more than 50 of his etchings, oil paintings, wood carvings and medallions.  Born in Coylton, the son of a colliery manager, Bryden moved to London where he attended the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy  Schools.  He travelled in Italy and Spain producing a series of etchings based on his travels.

Bryden was one of the first local artists to donate works to Ayr town museum collections. Out and about in Ayrshire a number of works can also be seen, including the Coylton War Memorial and the Matthew Smith Memorial Fountain in Prestwick.

The exhibition is open Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 10-5, Tuesday CLOSED, Sunday 12-5 until Sunday 3rd July. For further information about the exhibition, please contact Rozelle House on 01292 445447.