Charles Martin Hardie

Scottish (1858 - 1916)
Charles Martin Hardie Curling at Carsebreck 1899

Biography

Born 1858
Died 1916
Nationality Scottish
Birth place East Linton
Death place Edinburgh

Born in East Linton, East Lothian, Hardie entered the family business and worked as a carpenter. However, a family connection with the artist, John Pettie, encouraged him to study at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh. Hardie became known for his pictures of Scottish life which often have a strong narrative element. He produced portraits, landscapes and genre scenes as well as historical paintings in both oils and watercolour.