About this artwork

In 1949 Moser travelled to Scotland to photograph leading Scottish artists and writers as an assignment for American ‘Vogue’. Sir Alexander Gray was born in Dundee in 1882 and studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Göttingen and Paris. He was a civil servant and a Professor of Economy, but is also well known for being a poet. One of his most famous works is entitled ‘Scotland’ from which the words ‘This is my country, / The land that begat me ...' are often quoted. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1939 and knighted in 1947. He died in 1968.

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Lida Moser

Lida Moser