John Byrne

Allan Murray, 1943 - 2016

About this artwork

Allan Murray was a distinguished Hong-Kong based financier and collector of Scottish art. He was a generous lender to and supporter of the National Galleries of Scotland over many years. Allan and his wife Carol were major donors to Portrait of the Nation, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s 2009-2011 refurbishment project; they both appear in the Donor Window on the east staircase of the Portrait Gallery. A champion of Scotland in Hong Kong for thirty-five years, he worked for Jardine Fleming, Chase Manhattan and J P Morgan Equity Broking HK. He was a keen golfer, having played since a young boy on the courses at Gullane in East Lothian where he was born, although ‘his style, as with everything he did, was his own and his swing would not be found in coaching manuals.’

  • artist:
  • title:
    Allan Murray, 1943 - 2016
  • date created:
    2011-12
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    (framed: 94.70 x 80.30 x 7.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bought in 2012 by The Fine Art Society and the patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland.
  • accession number:
    PG 3700
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

John Byrne

John Byrne