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John Robertson Reid
(Scottish, 1851 -1926 )

John Robertson Reid was a Scottish painter came from Edinburgh, spent his early working life in Surrey, and in the early 1880s moved to Cornwall in the south-west of England. His first painting was accepted to the Royal Academy in 1878 and he became the President of the Society of British Artists in 1886, and the Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers in 1898. These posts gave him as entree into London society, and from early 1900's he made his home in London. In Reid’s later years, he used to paint outdoor with the young Sir Winston Churchill.

Reid trained under George Chalmers and William MacTaggart. He first found his success with natural outdoor scenes of the Surrey countryside, and on location, with the use of hired local people posing in the scene. He also painted notable rural cricket match scenes.


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