Stanley Cursiter

Stanley Cursiter, 1887 - 1976. Artist (Self-portrait); Director of the National Galleries of Scotland (With his wife Phyllis Eda Hourston and his...

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Stanley Cursiter was Keeper of the National Galleries of Scotland from 1925 and Director from 1930 to 1948. An artist as well as an administrator, Cursiter experimented with semi-abstract forms in his early work but later adopted a more conventional style. He did much to promote Scottish art, researching, writing and consolidating the National Galleries' Scottish collections. Here, he has placed himself at the side of his wife, Phyllis Hourston, while a favourite model, Poppy Low, stands on the right.

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Stanley Cursiter

Stanley Cursiter